Free Low Vision Guide

Low Vision Resources by State

Below is a list of resources listed by state. These organizations provide information and assistance to people with low vision. Select your state from the list below to view the contact information for the particular state you reside in.


VA Blind Rehabilitation Centers and Locations

The VA Blind Rehabilitation Centers (BRC) are residential inpatient programs that provide comprehensive adjustment to blindness training and serve as a resource to a geographic area usually comprised of several states.

Central Blind Rehabilitation Center
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
Hines, IL

Western Blind Rehabilitation Center
3801 Miranda Ave.
Palo Alto, CA

Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
West Haven, CT

American Lake Blind Rehabilitation Center
VA Puget Sound Healthcare System
Tacoma, WA 98493

Waco Blind Rehabilitation Center
Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System
4800 Memorial Drive
Waco, TX 76711

Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center
Birmingham VA Medical Center
Birmingham, AL 35233

Puerto Rico Blind Rehabilitation Center
VA Caribbean Healthcare System
San Juan VA Medical Center
San Juan, PR 00921-3201

Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center
3601 S. 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85723

Augusta Blind Rehabilitation Center
Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
Augusta, GA 30904

West Palm Beach Blind Rehabilitation Center
West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
West Palm Beach, FL 33410

Long Beach Blind Rehabilitation Center
Long Beach Healthcare System
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA

Biloxi Blind Rehabilitation Center
VA Gulf Coast Healthcare System
400 Veterans Ave
Biloxi, MS 39531

Louis Stokes Cleveland Blind Rehabilitation Center
16701 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106


US Currency Reader Program

In January 2015, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), in partnership with the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, launched the U.S. Currency Reader Program to provide a free currency reader device called the iBill® Talking Banknote Identifier to all qualified U.S. citizens or legal residents who are blind or visually impaired.
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Low Vision Information Resources

International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS)
The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) believes in LIFE AFTER VISION LOSS. The IALVS brings new hope and sight to those with macular degeneration and other vision limiting conditions. The IALVS can bring back the enjoyment of life after vision loss. The IALVS is a group of optometrists who are specially trained in low vision.

The CentraSight treatment program uses a tiny telescope, an FDA-approved medical device, which is implanted inside the eye to improve vision and quality of life for individuals affected by End-Stage AMD.
For more information, visit or call 1-877-99-SIGHT

Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
Financial aid and scholarship guide for students with disabilities, one of the few comprehensive directories listing numerous scholarship options for students with disabilities that range from national financial aid opportunities to local opportunities within the United States and Canada.

Accredited Schools Online
Helping Students With Visual Disabilities
Addressing each need of students with visual impairments and improving overall accessibility are vital to their academic success. This website provides information on colleges that are creating more welcoming and inclusive learning environments, with a sharp focus on assistive technology, campus resources that provide assistive services and tools, information about scholarships for students with visual Disabilities, and online resources they can access to facilitate academic and career success.