Winning Solutions for Failing Sight
Serving Our Community Since 1979

About LVC

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Our Mission

Our mission at the
Low Vision Learning Center
is to help people with low vision discover the aids and strategies that will help them lead a full, happy, and independent life.

Contact LVC

For more information on low vision,
contact us at

4948 Saint Elmo Avenue, Suite 209
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-951-4444
E-mail: LowVisionCtr@aol.com

Office Hours

The Low Vision Learning Center is not a store; there are no set walk-in hours.  The LVLC staff is often out in the community providing outreach presentations, demonstrations, and workshops.  It is highly recommended that you call prior to coming to the Low Vision Learning Center for any reason to ensure a staff member is available to assist you.

To Make an Appointment

Appointments are needed to visit LVC, are free of charge and available Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.  A typical appointment lasts about 1 to 1 1/2 hours and may include discussion of lighting and contrast, hands-on demonstration of hand-held magnifiers and CCTVs, and a chance to explore daily life aids such as talking clocks, writing guides, and touch enhancements.  Please call us today at 301-951-4444 to schedule an appointment for you or your loved one.  If no one is available to answer the phone when you call, please leave a message so we can get back to you.

Inclement WeatherPolicy

If Montgomery County Public Schools are closed due to a weather emergency, the Low Vision Center will also be closed.  If inclement weather makes it imprudent for you to keep a scheduled appointment, please call us to reschedule.

Credit Card Notice

We can't process credit or debit cards.  If you might want to buy a magnifier or other low vision aid during your visit to LVC, please bring your checkbook or cash with you.  By avoiding the costs of handling credit cards, we are able to devote more of our limited resources to serving our clients.

Directions to LVC

Office hours are by appointment only.  Please call for an appointment before coming to the Low Vision Center.

Select this link to get directions from Google Maps

If you have any trouble finding the Low Vision Learning Center, please call us at 301-951-4444.  (Don't use the telephone while you're driving, though!)

Special Thanks

to the Washington, DC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Gamma for their assistance with this web site.  Additional web site support has been provided by LVC volunteers.

Open by appointment only
4948 Saint Elmo Avenue, Suite 209
Bethesda, MD 20814

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