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.


Dr. Rev. Melvin Pylant named Visually Impaired Person of the Year

Dr. Rev. Melvin Pylant named Visually Impaired Person of the Year

Dr. Rev. Melvin Pylant was named The 201 5VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSON of the Year. He receives a certificate and the use of a CCTV from V.I.P..

V.I.P. loans assistive technology when available to individuals with low vision who cannot afford to buy one.

Schedule an appointment at the V.I.P. Low Vision Center

Schedule an appointment at the V.I.P. Low Vision Center

V.I.P. Low Vision Center is located in the Selma Dallas County Health Department. Call us today to schedule an appointment. All evaluations are free. We do accept donations to keep our ministry going.

We evaluate people with low vision and train them on how to use magnifiers and computers with large print and speech.

Pebble mini a good choice for portable magnifier

Pebble mini a good choice for portable magnifier

The Pebble mini by Enhanced Vision can be an inexpensive alternative for a good portable magnifier.

This product can be carried with you any where. You can read small print hand outs at meetings and a menu in a restaurant. At $199.00 it is a in expensive product that gets the job done for the visually impaired.

William Bowman receives "Special Needs Rock" Award

William Bowman receives "Special Needs Rock" Award

V.I.P,. C.E.O. William H. Bowman of Selma , Alabama was awarded for his work in helping the blind and visually impaired of Alabama live an independent life.

The award was given to him by Denise Dukes at the Special Needs Rock Awards in Atlanta Georgia on October 25, 2015. — at the Museum Bar and Grill in Atlanta, Georgia.

William Bowman takes on school bullying

William Bowman takes on school bullying

V.I.P. C.E.O. William H. Bowman attended the School of Discovery in Selma, Alabama for a forum on bullying and the affects bullying has in the community.

Folks on stage were members of the community that deal with bullies daily,. D.A. Michael Jackson, Officer King from the Selma Police Dept. and more.

Enhanced Vision: Learn more about a new treatment option for End-Stage AMD

From Enhanced Vision:

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 in your area to treat End-Stage AMD, the most advanced form of AMD, where patients have central vision loss in both eyes.

V.I.P. holds low vision support group meeting

V.I.P. holds low vision support group meeting

V.I.P. held it 's low vision support group meeting at the Dallas County Health Department on last Friday.

The meeting was a huge success. The meal was catered by All in One Family restaurant in Selma, Alabama. It was an Italian meal.

Fitness was the theme for the visually impaired meeting. Just cause you are visually impaired does not mean you can not be physically fit.

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