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.

Woman’s Squint Turns Out to be Silent Sinus Syndrome

Ellen Emmons’ life seemed picture perfect in 2018, but when she viewed family snapshots taken last year, she noticed something odd about her appearance.

“I’d gone to visit my two nieces, and we took cell phone pictures with them at dinner,” Emmons said. When I looked at the pictures on my phone afterward, I had kind of a one-eyed pirate look.”

The problem was silent sinus syndrome, a rare condition that can become serious if left untreated. People with the disorder have a droopy eyelid that gives them the appearance of squinting. The condition eventually can lead to peripheral vision loss and double or blurry vision.

CASTING: People with Wet AMD

CASTING: People with Wet AMD

GENUINE is looking for people who have Wet AMD to share their stories - we want to hear about how this condition has affected your life.

If selected for the final project, you will be featured in a video project and be compensated.

Registration underway for 2019 Extreme Experience Retreat

This year's theme for the 2019 Extreme Experience Retreat is Denim and Diamonds. They'll be celebrating 10 years of blind and visually impaired people who are all regular people (denim) who sparkle like diamonds as they take the EER spirit into their communities.

It will be held:

Sep 25 - Sep 28
Blue Lake Camp
8500 Oakwood Ln, Andalusia, Alabama 36420

Walmart, Sam's Club Announce Nationwide Rollout of ScripTalk Service

Walmart, Sam's Club Announce Nationwide Rollout of ScripTalk Service

Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies are now providing En-Vision America’s ScripTalk talking prescription labels at all stores throughout the United States. This service increases the safety and independence of blind, visually impaired and print-impaired customers.

VIDEO: BlindShell mobile phone for the visually impaired

BlindShell is a mobile phone designed specifically for the visually impaired. It combines blind friendly features such as a physical Keypad with an easy to use operating system. Check out this video for a comprehensive review of the device.


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