V.I.P. stands for visually impaired people who are VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE. We want to provide low vision community education, assistive technology, support and mentoring.


Longtime Selma physician retires

Longtime Selma physician retires

After 46 years, Dr. Julian P. Howell Jr. of Selma has retired. VIP honored him for all his years of service and recognized him for serving people with special needs. He is the founder of Selma Medical Associates. He listens to his patients and then treats them. He was a household name in the area. He is pictured with his nurse Marcia, alongside VIP CEO William Bowman.

Selma Times Journal staff members honored

Selma Times Journal staff members honored

VIP CEO William Bowman honors the Selma Times Journal staff for its customer service and for writing a story about glaucoma screenings. Onisha Blevins and Clara Gray both were recognized. VIP believes in thanking those who help support our cause. The staff does a great job serving the community.

New Generation Video Magnifier VD700

New Generation Video Magnifier VD700

Take a look at the New Generation Video Magnifier VD700.

●Enhanced Vision, I-LOVIEW, Freedom Scientific.
FYI.

●7.0 “ HD 1024*600 Colorful LCD Screen

●Double Lens. 2 HD image quality ,1080P/30 (Far
focal),720P/60(Near focal)
●Touch Screen (optional)

●4.0MP High definition image

For more information, visit http://www.ivision-technology.com/en/.

Voting official speaks to VIP support group

Voting official speaks to VIP support group

Ed Packard, Administrator of Elections in the State of Alabama, spoke at the December VIP Support Group meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to explain voting rights for people with disabilities and visual impairments.

Free vision screening event a success in Selma

Free vision screening event a success in Selma

V.I.P. and Primary Eyecare Center of Selma, Alabama hosts a free vision screening for Glaucoma. In 2 hours 15 individuals were screened. Some of them were treated and will have t have a follow up visit. Due to elevated eye pressure.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness and if no treated blindness can occur.

VIDEO: Free vision screenings offered for glaucoma awareness

VIP CEO William Bowman appears on Alabama News Network to discuss free vision screenings for glaucoma awareness.

WSFA 12 News meteorologists stop in Selma

WSFA 12 News meteorologists stop in Selma

VIP CEO William Bowman met WSFA 12 News meteorologists in Selma, AL while they were there promoting the importance of weather radios. Chief Meteorologist Josh Johnson and Bowman believe that we all need a good weather radio. People with low vision and the hard of hearing really need to get one. Get your weather radios at your local Walgreens and Walmart.

What We Offer

1) Low vision community educational programs, conferences and assistive technology demonstrations and expos

2) Support groups, mentoring and advocacy

3) Site and Structural modifications for churches, businesses, etc. for public access

4) Consultations for the visually impaired and low vision evaluations on assistive technology for the visually impaired

5) We provide information and referrals for magnification devices

6) Customer service training and workshops to better acommodate the visually impaired customer

V.I.P. Sponsors

Walmart Foundation
Eyesight Foundation of Alabama
Black Belt Community Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Freedom Scientific
First Cahawba Bank
Hat Country Resistal Hats
AI Squared Zoom Text
Moore Stewart Honda
Carter Drug Company
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Pepsi Cola
Wyatt-Kirkpatrick Eye
City of Selma
Dallas County Commission
Regions Bank