Low Vision Resources

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of having low vision is becoming dependent on others. Asking family members or close friends to take over some (or many) of your daily activities can be traumatic and cause feelings of anger, resentment, or shame.

No one wants to live like this, and you don’t have to.

Medicine has advanced, with innovative and groundbreaking technologies becoming the norm. Why not make this work for YOU?

IALVS doctors offer their patients a wide range of low-vision prescription glasses and aids that can give them back the independence they cherish. Prescription low-vision glasses and products like electronic magnifiers, magnifying spectacles (worn just like traditional eyeglasses), E-Scoop® glasses, prism glasses, and hand magnifiers are just some tools that can improve your life. With the right kind of aid, you won’t need to rely on others.

OrganizationPhone NumberEmailWebsite
State Department of Rehabilitation, Division for people who are blind, and VI.   
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services(334) 293-7500
(800) 441-7607
  
Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation(907) 465-2814
(800) 478-2815
 http://labor.alaska.gov/dvr/home.htm
Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration(800) 563-1221 https://www.azdes.gov/RSA/
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Division(501) 296-1600 http://ace.arkansas.gov/arRehabServices/Pages/default.aspx
California Department of Rehabilitation(916) 324-1313blindinfo@dor.ca.govhttps://www.dor.ca.gov/Home/BlindFieldServices
Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation(303) 866-4150,
(866) 870-4595
CDLE_voc.rehab@state.co.usunavailable
Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services(860) 602-4000
(800) 842-4510
kathleen.sullivan@ct.govhttp://www.ct.gov/besb/site/default.asp
Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (New Castle County)(302) 761-8275 HarrietAnn.Litwin@delaware.govhttps://dvr.delawareworks.com/
District of Columbia Department on Disability Services(202) 730-1700 secretary@dc.govhttp://dds.dc.gov/
Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation(850) 245-0300
(800) 342-1828
Robert.Doyle@dbs.fldoe.orghttp://dbs.myflorida.com
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency(866) 489-0001 https://gvra.georgia.gov/
Hawaii Vocational and Rehabilitation Agency(808) 586-5269mbates@dhs.hawaii.govhttps://humanservices.hawaii.gov/vr/
Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation(208) 334-3220
(800) 542-8688
mike.walsh@icbvi.idaho.govhttp://www.icbvi.state.id.us/
Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services(800) 843-6154 unavailable
Indiana Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services(800) 545-7763 http://www.in.gov/fssa/2328.htm
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services(515) 281-4211Online formhttp://www.ivrs.iowa.gov/
Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services833-765-20031-866-213-9079http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/Blind.aspx
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation(502) 564-4440
(800) 372-7172
 https://kcc.ky.gov/Vocational-Rehabilitation/Office-for-the-Blind/Pages/default.aspx
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services State Office(502) 564-4440
(800) 372-7172
lwcpio@lwc.la.govhttp://www.laworks.net/WorkforceDev/LRS/LRS_Main.asp
Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services(207) 623-6799
(888) 755-0023
Webmaster.BRS@Maine.govhttp://www.maine.gov/rehab/index.shtml
Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services(410) 554-9442
(888) 554-0334
dors@maryland.govhttp://www.dors.state.md.us/
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission(617) 204-3600
(800) 245-6543
 https://www.mass.gov/vocational-rehabilitation-vr-for-the-blind
Michigan Commission for the Blind(517) 373-2062
(800) 292-4200
MRS-CustomerAssistance@michigan.govhttps://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-78421_28313_33142-,00.html
Minnesota State Services for the Blind(651) 642-0500
(800) 652-9000
ssb.info@state.mn.ushttp://www.mnssb.org/
Mississippi Office of Vocational Rehabilitation(800) 443-1000 http://www.mdrs.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind(573) 751-4249
(800) 592-6004
askrsb@dss.mo.govhttp://dss.mo.gov/fsd/rsb/index.htm
Montana Vocational Rehabilitation(406) 444-2590
(877) 296-1197
 http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/detd/vocrehab/
Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired(402) 471-2891
(877) 809-2419
 http://www.ncbvi.ne.gov/
Nevada Rehabilitation Division(775) 684-4040 N. Nevada
(702) 486-5230 S. Nevada
detrmedia@detr.nv.govhttp://detr.state.nv.us/rehab/reh_vorh.htm
New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation(603) 271-3471
(800) 299-1647
info@doe.nh.govhttp://www.education.nh.gov/career/vocational/
New Jersey Commission for the Blind and the Visually Impaired(973) 648-3333
(877) 685-8878
askcbvi@dhs.state.nj.ushttp://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cbvi/home/
New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation(505) 954-8562
(800) 224-7005
 http://www.dvr.state.nm.us/
New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped(866) 871-3000info@ocfs.ny.gov
http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/cbvh/
North Carolina Division of Vocational and Rehabilitation Services(800) 689-9090 http://dvr.dhhs.state.nc.us/
North Dakota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation(701) 328-8950
(800) 755-2745
dhsvr@nd.govhttp://www.nd.gov/dhs/dvr/index.html
Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation(614) 438-1200 unavailable
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services(405) 951-3400
(800) 845-8476
info@okdrs.govhttp://www.okrehab.org/
Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services(503) 945-5880
(877) 277-0513
Lisa.Morawski@dhsoha.state.or.ushttp://www.oregon.gov/DHS/vr/
Pennsylvania Blindness and Visual Services(717) 787-6176
(800) 622-2842
dlipress@pa.govhttp://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Disability-Services/bbvs/Pages/default.aspx
Rhode Island Vocational and Rehabilitation Agency(401) 421-7005 ors.websiterequests@ors.ri.govhttp://www.ors.ri.gov/VR.html
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation(803) 896-6500
(800) 832-7526
info@scvrd.nethttp://www.scvrd.net/
South Dakota Division of Rehabilitation Services(605) 773-3195 https://dhs.sd.gov/rehabservices/default.aspx
Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation Services(615) 313-4891 https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/ds/vocational-rehabilitation.html
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services(800) 628-5115 customers@twc.state.tx.ushttps://twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/vocational-rehabilitation-services
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation(801) 538-7530
(800) 473-7530
 unavailable
Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation(802) 241-1455
(866) 879-6757
Onlinehttp://vocrehab.vermont.gov/
Virginia Department of Rehabilitation Services(804) 662-7000
(800) 552-5019
virginiawebmaster@vita.virginia.govhttps://www.virginia.gov/services/vocational-rehabilitation/
Washington Department of Services for the Blind (DSB)(800) 552-7103 webmaster@dsb.wa.govhttp://www.dsb.wa.gov/
West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services(304) 356-2060
(800) 642-8207
 http://www.wvdrs.org/
Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation(608) 261-0050
(800) 442-3477
dvr@dwd.wisconsin.govhttp://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr
Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation(307) 777-7386Onlinehttp://wyomingworkforce.org/workers/vr/
American Foundation for the Blind212-502-7600info@aph.orghttps://www.afb.org/
American Optometric Association, Low Vision Section800-365-2219Onlinehttps://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/low-vision
American Academy of Optometry, Low Vision Section/Diplomate Program(321) 319-4860
(844) 323-EYES (3937)
Onlinehttps://www.aaopt.org/membership/sections-sigs/fellows-sections/fellows-sections-lowvision
US Department of Veterans Affairs, Visual Impairment Centers202-461-7317 https://www.prosthetics.va.gov/blindrehab/VIST.asp
Lighthouse/Guild for the Blind, New York212-769-6200Onlinehttps://www.lighthouseguild.org/
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped1-888-657-7323nls@loc.govhttps://www.loc.gov/nls/
American Macular Degeneration Foundation413.268.7660
1.888.MACULAR (1.888.622.8527)
Onlinehttps://www.macular.org/
International Academy of Low Vision Specialists  https://www.ialvs.com/
Council of Citizens with Low Vision International, CCLVI  http://www.cclvi.org/

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