Vision Loss can be a traumatic experience. This is especially true if you have just begun to lose your vision (Low Vision). Having Low Vision means that even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, you find everyday tasks difficult to do. Reading the mail, shopping, cooking, and writing can all seem challenging.
Your doctor may not be able to restore your vision, but Low Vision services can help you make the most of what is remaining. You can continue enjoying friends, family, hobbies, and other interests just as you always have. The key is to not delay use of these services.
We help individuals living with Low Vision or Blindness thrive in a sighted world
Each morning when I wake up, my vision has changed from the night before
Brandon is enjoying a special time of his young, adult life. He’s 32,Both he and his wife are also successfully employed. He’s at Old Orchard in Quality Assurance and his wife is a kindergarten teacher in a nearby school. Together, they have years of life ahead as a young family. married to his college girlfriend and, together, expecting their first child.
Crafting Vision 2018
This year’s Crafting Vision, hosted at Grand Rapids Brewing, will be on October 18th, 2018. Join us for a night filled with great food, craft beer, raffle prizes, and more to support the Association for the Blind and visually Impaired. Sponsorship opportunities are available – for more information, contact Linda Zizos at 616-458-1187 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crafting Vision 2018
Future Vision: Research for Treatments
In a first for glaucoma treatment, the Kellogg Eye Center is among the first eye centers in the country to use a tiny tube, implanted in the eye, to preserve vision.
Millions of Americans have glaucoma, a group of diseases that can damage the optic nerve. Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of glaucoma. When fluid builds up, the pressure inside the eye rises to a level that may damage the optic nerve. If left untreated, glaucoma will cause a slow but steady loss of vision.
The XEN® Gel Stent creates an opening between the inside of the eye and the eye’s outer layer to allow fluid to drain, potentially decreasing pressure in the eye. This helps preserve vision by reducing intraocular pressure to a normal level.
It’s a part of the advent of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) devices to help adults with mild-to-moderate glaucoma.
UofM’s W.K. Kellogg Eye Center and ABVI have a new alliance to improve access and rehabiliation services for individuals who are visually impaired.
University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
Asking for Accommodations
Asking for accommodations can be challenging. Even though part of my job is to teach adults with disabilities how they should ask for reasonable accommodations in the workplace, I sometimes struggle with finding the right balance between graciousness, assertiveness and general education in my own experience. I live in the tension between just wanting things to be accessible immediately, and then knowing that accessibility will not happen until I speak about the need, and allow myself to be vulnerable to the possibility of disclosing my disability during the process.Read More
ABVI Active Adults
October 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ottawa County - Holland Support Group
October 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Village At Appledorn, 630 Hastings Avenue, Holland, MI, United States
Ottawa County - Zeeland Support Group
October 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Royal Park Place, 500 Parkside Drive, Zeeland, MI, United States
ABVI RP/Ushers Support Group
October 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Montcalm County Support Group
October 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Commission on Aging, 613 N. State St., Stanton, MI