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.

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.

V.I.P. holds health fair at Wallace College in Selma

V.I.P. holds health fair at Wallace College in Selma

V.I.P. did its last health fair of the year at Wallace College on Saturday. Get Fit Selma sponsored by Taylor Internal Medicine.

Thanks to Miranda Cobb a student at Wallace Community College Selma for assisting C.E.O. William H. Bowman in getting there.

Hundreds received free low vision information from V.I.P and referrals to other sources.

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.

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