Hope for those with Visual Impairment

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

Ted with magnifier

Ted’s Story…“ABVI raises peoples’ expectations of themselves”

December 17, 2014 was Ted’s last day of work. There was no retirement party with his co-workers. He didn’t even clean out his desk. It was just like every other day coming home to his wife, Michele, to enjoy his evening with her, his grandchildren and the family pets.

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Future Vision: Research for Treatments

“To explore the next generation of treatment options available to our patients, The University of Michigan is opening the Kellogg Clinical Research Center (KCRC).  The faculty scientists and our research volunteers are already seeing tremendous progress in our ability to operate a wider range of clinical trials over the past year from addition of personnel with expertise in clinical trial operations” says Grant M. Comer, M.D., M.S, Assistant Professor at KCRC,

“Our current trials include a study to improve the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration, the investigation of a new drug to treat cancer around the eye and the examination of a supplement to treat dry eye disease”, Dr. Comer says.

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.

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Cassaundra Bell

Like anyone else with a visual impairment, I have learned to adjust to the sight-oriented world around me. I have accommodations at my place of work, I am sure to keep my apartment well-lit, and I use my white cane when travelling in public. These adaptive skills and resources, though they don’t entirely erase my disability, help to minimize my struggles, and maximize my independence and inclusion.

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June 27, 2016
  • Summer in the City - call for details

    June 27, 2016

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  • Ottawa County - Holland Support Group

    June 27, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Village At Appledorn, 630 Hastings Avenue, Holland, MI, United States

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  • Allegan County Support Group

    June 27, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Allegan United Methodist Church, 409 Trowbridge Street, Allegan, MI

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July 4, 2016
  • Kent County Support Group

    July 4, 2016 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am

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July 7, 2016
  • Ottawa County - Zeeland Support Group

    July 7, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Royal Park Place, 500 Parkside Drive, Zeeland, MI, United States

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July 8, 2016

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