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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

To Drive or Not to Drive - May 15

Please RSVP to Debbie Sokobin at 301-348-3760 for this event.

What: To Drive or Not to Drive: Keeping Your Keys?
A POB-sponsored event

When: Monday, May 15
12:30 - 3 PM

Where: Johns Hopkins University
Montgomery County Campus
Gilchrist Hall
9601 Medical Center Drive
Rockville MD 20850

For more information, view the announcement on the POB web site.

The Low Vision Center will have a table at this event.  Please stop by and say hello.

POB-sponsored events in May

The May 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://youreyes.org/images/stories/newsletters/2017/Your_Eyes_May_2017.pdf.  This issue notes numerous events in May, including a presentation on Astronomy with Low or No Vision.

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.

Eye Run for POB Sept. 17

The annual Eye Run, a 5K race, 2 mile fun run/walk, and other activities in support of the Prevention of Blindness society of Metropolitan Washington, will be held Sunday, September 17.  Find out more on the POB web site at https://eyerunforpob.org/

Endgame at LBPH May 3

Our thanks to LBPH for the following information

Baltimore Center Stage Mobile and the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped present Endgame, a play by Samuel Beckett on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 1 PM in the

Maryland State LBPH Meeting Room
415 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201

For more information, contact the library reference desk at 410-230-2443 or email us at reference.desk@maryland.gov.

About Endgame

A blind man in a wheelchair and the caretaker who's stuck with him, a couple who's stuck in trashbins, and a three-legged dog who's just stuck - all wondering how and why they got stuck there together.  Samuel Beckett's absurd comedy Endgame explores the inexplicable, unpredictable journey of Life, and our desire not to go it alone.

About the BCS MOBILE

BCS Mobile, an exciting new initiative of Baltimore Center Stage, will break down the walls of theater by bringing high quality theater to the homeless, elderly, incarcerated, and underserved.  BCS Mobile's professional actors will bring both classic and contemporary works to life.  The audience's unlimited imagination will be at the center of the action in the intimate comfort of their cafeteria, recreation room, gym, or lobby.  It's theater up close and personal for all people regardless of education or class.

Used CCTV reading machines for sale

LVC has received more used CCTV reading machines (video magnification systems) and is offering them for sale.  If you think one of these systems would benefit you or someone you know, or if you're just curious and want to try them, check the list on our web site and make an appointment to come give them a try.

Camp Lighthouse June 26-30

CLB's Camp Lighthouse will take place from Monday, June 26th to Friday, June 30th at the Silver Spring YMCA.  Youth with vision loss who are six to twelve years of age are eligible to attend.  New this summer, thirteen to fifteen year olds with vision loss can now serve as counselors in training.  For more information, please contact Patti Lyman at plyman@clb.org.

Exhibition by visually impaired artists through May 4

"Illuminations and Impressions," a collection of works by blind and visually impaired artists, will be on display through thursday, May 4, at the H-Space Gallery, U St at 9-1/2 St (1932 9th St NW, rear), Washington DC 20001.  The gallery will be open on Tuesdays from 12-5 PM, Fridays from 12-6 PM, and by appointment.  If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Elizabeth at eknipp@clb.org.

CLB golf and dinner classic May 17

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Columbia Lighthouse will host their 5th annual Shot in the Dark Golf and Dinner classic fundraiser at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville.  For more information, please visit www.clb.org.

Apply now for NFB BELL summer academy

The NFB Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy prepares blind and low vision children, ages four through twelve, to grow into confident and independent blind people who will live the lives they want.  For more information about this summer program and to apply, visit the NFB web site at nfb.org/bell-academy.