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.

Low vision support group meets in Selma

Low vision support group meets in Selma

Visually Impaired People Organization, Inc. hosted its low vision support group at the health department in Selma. The purpose of the group is to offer mentoring and support those in the community that are visually impaired.

"We want to empower folks and make them feel wanted and needed in the community," said William Bowman, VIP CEO.

Low Vision Resource Center now open

Low Vision Resource Center now open

V.I.P. is pleased to announce that we had a grand opening for our brand new low vision resource center at the Selma-Dallas County Health Department.

Low vision evaluations and low vision support groups for children and adults will occur in the center. All evaluations are free to the visually impaired to learn about independent living and support.

CentraSight to offer special invitation only online seminar on telescope implant

CentraSight recently made this announced about a new treatment for age-related macular degeneration:

V.I.P. participates in "Get Fit" health event

V.I.P. participates in "Get Fit" health event

V.I.P. recently participated in the "Get Fit" Selma Health Fair. V.I.P. CEO William H. Bowman, along with volunteers Tiara and Jasmine, promoted healthy vision and eye screenings.

"Keep Your Eyes Open" event scheduled for Sept. 18

"Keep Your Eyes Open" Prevention, treatment and rehabilitation
September 18, 2014

Frazier Methodist Church
6000 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery AL 36117

Sponsored by:
Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation
Montgomery Lions Club
Baptist Medical Center South

Lunch $5.00
Talks begin at 12:00 noon

"Macular Degeneration and Diabetic eye Disease today" Scott Parma, M.D.

VIP Organization walks for autism awareness

William Bowman walks for autism awareness

William marches in Autism Month Walk in Selma with Mrs. Martin of Southside High School. The event was to kickoff Autism Month and was sponsored by the Selma Disability Advocacy Program in May 2014.

Rich Thomas recognized for work visually impaired

Rich Thomas recognized for work visually impaired

Rich Thomas of WSFA TV 12 in Montgomery was honored as May 2014 Facebook Friend of the Month for making weather information accessible to the blind and visually impaired.

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