A wonderful organization that does a lot with a little. My vision is compromised which is one of the reasons I decided to volunteer for this particular non-profit. I don't need their services yet, or maybe I never will, but I see what a life-changing difference CPS does make in the lives of those who would be dependent on others if not for this organization. Can you imagine what YOUR life would be like if had low vision and no where to turn for help?
CPS is an essential resource for patients with impaired vision. For over 25 years I've referred patients to the center. They've provided compassionate and competent care.
Due to my Retinitis Pigmentosa, I always had trouble getting a good prescription for my glasses. At CPS, the doctors patiently spent time with me to find the best prescription. They also helped me learn how to customize my computer to meet my needs, and provided assistive devices to help me in reading which is my favorite pastime.
I love my new glasses! How excited I am to be able to see clearly again. Your skilled staff are all so gracious. I feel so indebted to them all.
I went to the low vision center and had a wonderful exam and they were all very pleasant and helpful. I now have a maginfier that does wonders for me to be able to read. They showed me many items trying to improve my sight. I do thank each one for helping me and getting me to where I can read things again. You need to check out this center and see if they can help you. I would recommoed this to everyone. and to have my daughter Deidre Strohm so excited about helping and raising money to help this institute makes me proud.
We had questions about my son's vision, the center for the partially sighted not only cleared up our questions but they gave us many resources and activities to assist my son. They have also provided activities for the whole family to participate in. We thank them very much!!
I am forever indebted to the Center for the Partially Sighted. Thanks to their help and wonderful support I learned how to live on my own. They taught me incredible independent living skills along with mobility training. I also received amazing psychological support that allowed me to make the very best out of my situation. I highly recommend their services to anyone who may have a visual impairment.
The Center for the Parially Sighted has been helping people for many decades. I have personally heard stories from people who have stated that the services of the Center has had a huge impact on improving their lives. The Center has had an impact on people across generations. Staff who work at the Center are warm and committed to trying to make a difference in those who use their services.
As founding Chairman of the Board and Chairman for 25 years I am proud of the growing importance of The Center over the years. Sam Genensky,the founder and former CEO, and LaDonna Ringering the present CEO, have done a fabulous job in growing the number of clients over the years by stressing the results the Center provided to people who thought they were gonig blind and learned there are ways to curb the loss of vision so independent living can be continued.
Anyone encountering the founder would have known they were in the presence of an unusual person. When I met him he wore a binoculars around his neck. His Ph.D., Master's and other educational accomplishments were accomplished reading one letter at a time usually by placing his eyeball close to the written item. But his greatest creation was his helping hand to others who had some sight. (He could distinguish light and dark, and that led to knowing which letter his eye was upon.) By focusing on a facility where optical professionals could donate their time and serve the people with some sight, Sam Genensky built an enduring legacy. This organization makes accessible a wide range of assisting devices including the video based system his friends and fellow researchers built for him so he could more efficiently view each letter. People gain visual functionality through the services the center provides. We all benefit from the lobbying efforts and laws (due to Sam California law requires a triangle for male, and a circle for female restroom doors), and the way many in the community can help those who while not blind, have very restricted visual ability.
The Center carries on the work of its founder Sam Genensky, a brilliant scientist who had limited eyesight but incredible vision. He provided the science for enabling people whose lives were limited by defective eyesight, to acquire non-invasive devices and training to use their residual vision and thereby enjoy fuller lives. The Center for Partially Sighted carries on this work making theses advances available to thousands of people in Los Angeles and in similar centers around the world. Sam was my friend for over forty years.
I was examined by several doctors at the CPS. The care was thorough, explanations understandable and I felt that they were all sensitive to my problems, from the phone calls before and after my visit to the doctors I saw, they were positive, thorough and kind.
The CPS is an amazing facility. Founded by Samuel M. Genensky, PhD, (my late husband), I continually am impressed with the help given to those who are visually impaired. I have sign language skills and am frequently called upon to interpret for the Deaf/blind/visually impaired patient. The kindness, care, dedication and understanding of all the staff is wonderful to see. I have seen the Center grow from a very small operation to one where now every conceivable visual aid is available to all who need specific help with their vision. The optometrists specialize in low vision are first class, and the College of Optometry sends students to intern at the facility.
CPS is an organization like no other that helps people with impaired vision lead a full and productive life. Vision loss affects people of any age from all walks of life and CPS is there to help. As a practicing ophthalmologist it is fantastic to have a place like The Center to refer my patients. As a board member it is so important to me that we increase the public awareness of the unique services and programs that are offered through The Center so we can reach those people that need our help. If you or someone you know is suffering from vision impairment please contact us to see how The Center can make a difference.
I have personally observed the activities of the Center for the Partially Sighted over two decades. Their programs work - from elderly people learning to cope with macular degeneration to young people dealing with vision loss to people in the prime of life facing the challenges of diabetic retinopathy - the Center offers stellar medical personnel plus appropriate training and therapy. People come to the Center frightened that they no longer have a vital future. Through the tools available, they learn that they can continue to be productive citizens and fully engage in life.