Welcome to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

We are the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Dedicated to assisting those with visual impairments or blindness, we work hard to ensure that our clients can continue to live independently with their remaining vision. People often come to us when their eye care professional can no longer correct their vision. We help our clients by providing low vision services, rehabilitation, education, and vision aids. Here at ABVI, our team of expert low vision professionals has dedicated their lives to ensuring that every client continues to thrive in a sighted world.

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.

You can make an appointment to visit one of our Low Vision Clinics in Grand Rapids, Holland or Muskegon, by calling (616) 458-1187.

In 2020, ABVI became an independent subsidiary of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. Both organizations have for more than a century served people with disabilities using therapeutic interventions and specialized technology.

We help individuals living with Low Vision or Blindness thrive in a sighted world

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“Regardless of your vision challenges, ABVI will find a way to help you”

Janet Huyser