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.


Charlie Gunn named 'Blind Person of the Year'

Charlie Gunn named 'Blind Person of the Year'

Congratulations to Charlie Gunn! He is V.I.P. Organization Inc.'s "Blind Person of the Year".

Gunn was awarded a $100 check from V.I.P.'S C.E.O. William Bowman and a $30 gift card from Golden Ranch to eat dinner.

Gunn says, "I am honored to win the award. I thank GOD for it. I am glad to have literally bumped into Mr. Bowman in Walmart Selma."

VIDEO: Accessible prescription labels

Imagine if you can’t see to read your prescription labels. The dangers of dosage mistakes can lead to illness, hospitalization or even death. Many individuals who are blind, visually impaired or print impaired do not realize that thousands of participating pharmacies throughout the U.S. and Canada offer FREE accessible prescription labels.

Free glaucoma eye screenings a success in Selma

Free glaucoma eye screenings a success in Selma

A special thanks to Dr. Kristina Lovinggood and Primary Eyecare center for helping me promote National Glaucoma Awareness Month for January.

Thanks to Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn and Vivian Rogers for coming to bring us a proclamation for the month on behalf of the Dallas County Commission. Thank you also to Selma Mayor James Perkins, Jr. for his proclamation from the City of Selma, Ala.

Video: Importance of taking care of your eyes

VIP CEO William Bowman speaks to Alabama News Network's Ellis Eskew about tomorrow's free glaucoma screening clinic in Selma, Ala. and the importance of taking care of your eyes.

Glaucoma symptoms, causes and treatment

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness by damaging a nerve in the back of your eye called the optic nerve.

Read more Glaucoma from the National Eye Institute (NEI)

Free glaucoma eye screening scheduled for Jan. 21

V.I.P. will co-sponsor a FREE Glaucoma eye screening along with Primary Eyecare Center in Selma, Alabama on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from noon until 2pm. The location is 801 Dallas Avenue.

Yoschica Lee receives VIP Good Samaritan Award

Yoschica Lee receives VIP Good Samaritan Award

Thank you to Yoschica Lee of Honda Lock in Selma for doing good things in the community for people with special needs. For going the extra mile to help others and showing kindness, we presented her with the VIP Good Samaritan Award.

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