Welcome to the Vision for Independence Center
The Vision for Independence Center (VIC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, located in Yakima, Washington. It is operated by volunteers. Its mission is to offer hope and maximize quality of life for people with vision loss.
VIC offers a low vision clinic where an optometrist trained in low vision assists patients with finding devices, which enable them to make the most of their remaining vision. Such devices include magnifiers, lamps, glare shields and sunglasses.
VIC also has a low vision store where magnifiers, talking devices and devices with largse buttons and displays can be purchased.
Please continue reading to discover more about this exciting new organization serving people who are visually impaired or blind.. A generous grant from the Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight and Hearing enabled us to develop this website.
Help Brings Hope
- Adjusting to vision loss caused by eye diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and retinitis pigmentosa brings about life- changing challenges to individuals and their families.
- An increasing number of people worldwide and in our community are affected by vision loss.
- VIC was formed to meet the needs of
these individuals and their families.
News from VIC
Dinner in the Dark 2013 was held on October 19th at the Harman Center!
Low Vision Technology Open House
A technology open house was held at VIC on Saturday, May 18. Dennis Foster, the local Enhanced Vision representative from Vision Matters, gave hands-on demonstrations of the latest technology for people with vision loss. VIC board members were on hand to work with attendees on the handheld electronic magnifiers as well as the tabletop models.
Congratulations to Paula Burlingame, winner of the door prize of a Pebble-Mini!
Spring 2013 Newsletter
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