IFB Solutions, host of the upcoming March 2 Business Before Hours event, is celebrating National Low Vision Awareness Month this February with a community-wide invitation to visit its Community Low Vision Center (CLVC). The CLVC is a free resource open to the public specifically for adults and children with low vision. Low vision is defined as vision that cannot be corrected with standard eyeglasses, contacts or surgery. Currently, there are more than 3 million Americans over the age of 40 with low vision and that number is expected to almost double to 5 million by 2030.
The Winston-Salem Community Low Vision Center (CLVC) has a wealth of resources, assistive devices and expertise in low vision. The CLVC is free and open to the public with no appointment necessary. What is unique about the CLVC is that it is staffed by individuals who are low vision themselves and understand the challenges and frustrations that come with diminishing vision.
“Our goal is to help individuals regain their independence by pairing them with assistive devices and solutions designed to make everyday tasks easier from using the computer to reading,” says Low Vision Associate Stephanie Davis. “There are all forms of magnifiers, talking watches, large print items and programmable pens to help identify medications and dosages. Tissue boxes also are prevalent – it can be a very emotional experience for our clients when they find the device or technology that helps them get back to the activities they love.”
The Community Low Vision Center will be open for tours at the IFB Business Before Hours event on March 2 or stop by any time.
7730 North Point Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Monday – Friday
8am – 4pm
Open to the public
Walk-ins welcome; appointments encouraged