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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

Reminder: Smile.Amazon.com

If you ever shop at Amazon.com. be sure to start your shopping trip at the URL smile.amazon.com so that Amazon will donate a portion of what you spend to the charity of your choice.  We hope, of course, that you will choose the Low Vision Center as your charity to receive Amazon's support.

Free audio downloads on technology topics

Mystic Access, a technology training firm, provides some free audio downloads from their web site on an assortment of technology-related topics.

Lighting The Way gala Oct. 29

Save the Date.  The 2nd annual Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind "Lighting the Way" Gala Will be October 29, 2019.

Research study of very low vision

If your vision is extremely limited -- not much more than the ability to tell from what direction the light is coming -- researchers at Johns Hopkins would really like to observe what you can or can't see.  For details about this study, please view this fact sheet.

Low Vision Devices for Macular Degeneration

In June 2018 the Southwestern Eye Center (a chain of eye doctors in Arizona and New Mexico) created a blog post summarizing a number of types of devices available to help with low vision.  The article is well written and briefly describes a wide range of devices.  To read the article, visit www.sweye.com/blog/retina/low-vision-devices-for-macular-degeneration/