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
Grant from the Rotary Club
Yakima Rotary Club awards VIC $5562 for low vision devices. Read the full story.
Winter 2013 Newsletter
Download the latest news from VIC
New Technology at VIC
A new Intuit QuickBooks POS 2013 software and hardware system has arrived at VIC, just in time for year-end inventory. A generous grant from the Northwest Lions Foundation has allowed us to update the VIC retail store, with a cash drawer, receipt printer, barcode scanner and mobile card reader. Read more (page 2).
Dinner in the Dark 2013 was held on October 19th at the Harman Center.