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.


Glaucoma Awareness Month: Best Natural Remedies for Eye Treatment

January is Glaucoma month. Check these natural approaches to lowering eye pressure. We do not endorse this as we are not eye doctors but, we do like to offer suggestions. Always consult an eye doctor.

Glaucoma Awareness Month: Future of Glaucoma Treatment

There are many different types of glaucoma surgery available now to patients, but the field is always changing, and new treatments are on the horizon. Mr Kin Sheng Lim is a leading ophthalmologist, and here he explains his involvement in the development of new implants for glaucoma, and how they will work.

Glaucoma Awareness Month: What causes glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a condition that damages the optic nerve, which if left untreated can lead to a loss of vision. Mr Vik Sharma, an expert ophthalmologist, explains what causes glaucoma, how it is diagnosed and how it can be treated.

Learning Ally needs your help providing resources to visually impaired students

Learning Ally

Learning Ally is dedicated to helping students who are blind, visually impaired, or have a reading-based learning difference like dyslexia thrive—from grade school, through high school, into college, and as they develop their careers.

Large print wall calendars available

Large print wall calendars available

For customers of Carter Drugs in Selma, Alabama you can now get a large print wall calendar. If you are not a customer, you can get one at a good price

V.I.P. names its "Visually Impaired Person of the Year"

V.I.P. names its "Visually Impaired Person of the Year"

V.I.P. awards Derine Carter of Selma, Alabama "VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSON OF THE YEAR." Despite her visual impairment she is dedicated to hr community and church an d helping people in need. Carter received a gift card from Dollar General 80 East.

VIP holds annual support group luncheon

VIP holds annual support group luncheon

V.I.P. holds its annual support group luncheon for Christmas at the Golden Ranch Restaurant and Grill in Selma, Alabama on Friday, December 7, 2018.

Awards and gifts were give out at the meeting to members who contribute to the community in a positive. way.

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

Make a donation

Help V.I.P. help the visually impaired in the community. Consider making a donation. No amount is too small.

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