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.

Wal-Mart in Selma, Alabama makes donation to VIP

Wal-Mart in Selma, Alabama makes donation to VIP

Selma Wal-Mart Manager Angelia Wilson donates $500 through a community grant program to V.I.P. Funds will be used in our low vision center to purchase equipment to demonstrate to people with low vision.

Back-to-school tips for visually impaired students

Back to school tips

Visually Impaired People Organization Inc. would like to give you a check list of things to do for visually impaired children as they prepare to go back to school.

1. You should take the kids to the doctor for an annual eye exam along with regular physical checkups at this time of year each year.

Envision Conference scheduled for September 2015

From Envision:

Program Highlights Grand Hyatt
Denver, Colorado
September 9-12, 2015

Acquired Monocular Blindness: Low Vision or Not?
Lauren Hoffman, OD; Maggie Edmunds, MSW, CLVT.

CentraSight: Seminar scheduled for telescope implant

From the CentraSight Team:

We are pleased to let you know about an exciting new advancement in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is called a telescope implant, and it is FDA approved. It is now available at leading eye centers across the nation to treat End-Stage AMD, the most advanced form of AMD, where patients have central vision loss in both eyes.

Thanks to Tyra Jackson of the Selma Times Journal

Thanks to Tyra Jackson of the Selma Times Journal

V.I.P. would like to thank Tyra Jackson of the Selma Times Journal for all her help in promoting the Visually Impaired People programs this year. in Selma in the news paper. You are a good friend and we salute you.

V.I.P. holds summer support group meeting

V.I.P. holds summer support group meeting

V.I.P. held its summer support group meeting in June at the Dallas County Health Department. Three nice ladies from the Selma office of the Social Security Administration talked to the group about how visually impaired people had rights to be on disability and still had the opportunity to work through a ticket to work.

Selma WAL-MART employee receives customer service award

Selma WAL-MART employee receives customer service award

V.I.P awards customer service award to a cashier at the Selma WAL-MART for being kind to customers with special needs and doing it with a smile in her voice. Lashun a student at ASU plans to teach in a local school after graduation.

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