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Welcome to LVC

(Formerly known as The Low Vision Information Center)
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The Low Vision Center is a nonprofit organization that helps people with low vision maintain their independence. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, we offer information services as well as a demonstration area full of a variety of low vision aids and ideas.

The Low Vision Center offers its resources without charge, relying entirely upon personal contributions to fund its varied services.

I invite you to browse our web site for more information about our services, as well as helpful hints for improving your vision. Some examples include:

I also invite you to make an appointment to visit our demonstration area so you can examine our low vision aids, including magnifiers, CCTV's, Zoom Text, and non-optical adaptive aids (such as talking clocks and writing guides). We also sell a select group of low vision aids and Bausch & Lomb, Coil, and Eschenbach magnifiers. Please don't hesitate to call us for additional information or to make an appointment for a visit.  Appointments are usually scheduled between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Terry Eason
Executive Director

News and Notes

Glaucoma Awareness Month event Jan. 26

Keep Vision in Your Future

Keynote: Arthur L. Schwartz, M.D.
Prominent Glaucoma Expert

Saturday, January 26, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friendship Heights Village Center
4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase, MD

Free glaucoma screenings provided from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.!

Did you know that glaucoma often has no symptoms?  In fact, half of the people with glaucoma don't know they have it!  Celebrate sight during National Glaucoma Awareness Month and hear Dr. Schwartz provide updates on protecting your vision, cutting edge research, and upcoming advances.

Everyone welcome!  Event is Metro-accessible and limited free parking is available.  Light refreshments also available.  Bring your questions!

To register, call (301) 656-2797.

Apply for NASA internships by April 1

NASA provides internship opportunities for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.  The application deadline for the summer session is April 1, 2019.  While the internships are not specifically for the visually impaired, NASA embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages students of varying abilities to apply.  For more information, see intern.nasa.gov.

Apply for AFB scholarships by April 1

The American foundation for the Blind administers scholarships with specific blindness-related requirements.  Find out more at https://www.afb.org/info/afb-2018-scholarship-application/5

POB-sponsored events in December and January

The December/January issue of Your Eyes Today, the newsletter of the Aging Eye and Macular Degeneration Network of the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB), can now be downloaded from http://www.youreyes.org/images/stories/newsletters/2018/YourEyes_122018_web.pdf.  This issue notes many events coming up in December and January.

To subscribe to this newsletter on-line, visit http://www.youreyes.org/modify-your-subscription.

To view POB's calendar of coming events as a web page, visit http://youreyes.org/events/eventlist.