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

Joyce with her CCTV

Joyce’s story…”I was shocked when I could start reading again”

Joyce spent too many years struggling with declining vision due to macular degeneration and a detached retina. While a local eye care professional was able to help her with retinal surgery, her vision continued to get worse. She couldn’t read with a smaller, yet high-powered lighted magnifier. And she couldn’t see family pictures well enough make out faces.

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The University of Michigan W.K. Kellogg Eye Center has formed a new alliance with the Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired

The University of Michigan W.K. Kellogg Eye Center and the Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (ABVI) have created a unique alliance to improve access and rehabilitation 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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May 27, 2016
June 2, 2016
  • Ottawa County - Zeeland Support Group

    June 2, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Royal Park Place, 500 Parkside Drive, Zeeland, MI, United States

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June 3, 2016
June 6, 2016
  • Kent County Support Group

    June 6, 2016 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am

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  • STEPS - Successful Teens Exploring Positve Skill

    June 6, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Call ABVI for information

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