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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InSight

Cassaundra Bell

By Cassaundra Bell
As I sit down to write this, my first blog post for the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, I think of all of things I have read about writers and writing. About how we often impair our talents by avoiding the painstaking process of sitting down and cranking it out -word by word. About how we procrastinate for fear of failure. My own procrastination tactics have soared to new heights today. I've finally responded to emails that have been long neglected, cleaned out my closet, and there is a fresh loaf of banana bread cooling on the counter. And I don't bake.

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Events

May 6, 2016
May 9, 2016
  • Newaygo County Support Group "TWESI"

    May 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Hesperia Public Library, 80 South Division, Hesperia, MI

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  • Jr. STEPS

    May 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Call ABVI for information

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May 10, 2016
  • Ottawa County - Grand Haven Support Group

    May 10, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    First Presbyterian Church, 508 Franklin Avenue, Grand Haven, MI, United States

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  • Pathways to Employment Support Group

    May 10, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    call 616 396-4132 for information

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May 13, 2016
May 16, 2016
  • Mason/Oceana County Support Group

    May 16, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Ludington Senior Center, 308 South Rowe Street, Ludington, MI

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  • STEPS - Successful Teens Exploring Postive Skills

    May 16, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Call ABVI for information

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May 18, 2016
  • Muskegon County Support Group

    May 18, 2016 @ 9:15 am - 11:15 am
    United Way of the Lakeshore, 31 East Clay Avenue, Muskegon, MI, United States

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