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VISION FOR INDEPENDENCE CENTER

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Blind & Visually Impaired Centers, Disabilities, Human Services

Mission: Offering hope and maximizing quality of life for people with vision loss.

Target demographics: the low vision community

Geographic areas served: Yakima and Kitittas Counties

Programs: a clinic offering Low Vision Evaluations, during which an optometrist, trained in low vision, tests the patient's current visual functioning. Based on the gathered information, the optometrist shows the patient devices that will help him/her regain partial or total independence in all areas of daily living tasks identified as affected by the vision loss. The patient tries the devices with guidance by the optometrist. The optometrist then recommends those devices, with which the patient achieved his/her visual goals. The devices are available for demonstration, trial and at affordable prices in the clinic's store, The clinic staff insures that patients know about and are referred to other resources for people with low vision. A Loaner CCTV Program makes used tabletop video magnifiers available for long-term loan to those who would benefit from such a device and cannot afford one. A Financial Aid Program is available to help low income individuals purchase the doctor recommended devices.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

VIC is a very helpful organization for those who need help with their low vision. The staff is friendly and great to work with. The store provides many hard to find items that can make your day easier. I have enjoyed my working as a volunteer.