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Low Vision Resources and Links

Perhaps the most difficult aspect about having Low Vision is becoming dependent on other people. Asking family members or close friends to take over some (or many) of your daily activities can be traumatic and cause feelings of anger, resentment, or shame.

No one wants to live like this, and you don’t have to.

Medicine has advanced over the years, with innovative and groundbreaking technologies becoming the norm. Why not make this work for YOU?

IALVS doctors offer their patients a wide range of Low Vision prescription glasses and aids that can give you back the independence you so cherish. Prescription Low Vision Glasses as well as Products like electronic magnifiers, magnifying spectacles (worn just like traditional eyeglasses), E-Scoop® glasses, prism glasses, and hand magnifiers are just some of the tools that can improve your life. With the right kind of aids, you won’t need to rely on others.

Organization Phone Number Email Website
State Department of Rehabilitation, Division for the blind and V.I.
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (334) 293-7500
(800) 441-7607
http://www.rehab.alabama.gov/
Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (907) 465-2814
(800) 478-2815
http://labor.alaska.gov/dvr/home.htm
Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration (800) 563-1221 https://www.azdes.gov/RSA/
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Division (501) 296-1600 http://ace.arkansas.gov/arRehabServices/Pages/default.aspx
California Department of Rehabilitation (916) 324-1313 blindinfo@dor.ca.gov https://www.dor.ca.gov/Home/BlindFieldServices
Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (303) 866-4150,
(866) 870-4595
CDLE_voc.rehab@state.co.us unavailable
Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (860) 602-4000
(800) 842-4510
kathleen.sullivan@ct.gov http://www.ct.gov/besb/site/default.asp
Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (New Castle County) (302) 761-8275 HarrietAnn.Litwin@delaware.gov https://dvr.delawareworks.com/
District of Columbia Department on Disability Services (202) 730-1700 secretary@dc.gov http://dds.dc.gov/
Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (850) 245-0300
(800) 342-1828
Robert.Doyle@dbs.fldoe.org http://dbs.myflorida.com
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (866) 489-0001 https://gvra.georgia.gov/
Hawaii Vocational and Rehabilitation Agency (808) 586-5269 mbates@dhs.hawaii.gov https://humanservices.hawaii.gov/vr/
Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (208) 334-3220
(800) 542-8688
mike.walsh@icbvi.idaho.gov http://www.icbvi.state.id.us/
Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services (800) 843-6154 unavailable
Indiana Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (800) 545-7763 http://www.in.gov/fssa/2328.htm
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (515) 281-4211 Online form http://www.ivrs.iowa.gov/
Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services 833-765-2003 1-866-213-9079 http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/Blind.aspx
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (502) 564-4440
(800) 372-7172
https://kcc.ky.gov/Vocational-Rehabilitation/Office-for-the-Blind/Pages/default.aspx
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services State Office (502) 564-4440
(800) 372-7172
lwcpio@lwc.la.gov http://www.laworks.net/WorkforceDev/LRS/LRS_Main.asp
Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (207) 623-6799
(888) 755-0023
Webmaster.BRS@Maine.gov http://www.maine.gov/rehab/index.shtml
Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (410) 554-9442
(888) 554-0334
dors@maryland.gov http://www.dors.state.md.us/
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (617) 204-3600
(800) 245-6543
https://www.mass.gov/vocational-rehabilitation-vr-for-the-blind
Michigan Commission for the Blind (517) 373-2062
(800) 292-4200
MRS-CustomerAssistance@michigan.gov https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-78421_28313_33142—,00.html
Minnesota State Services for the Blind (651) 642-0500
(800) 652-9000
ssb.info@state.mn.us http://www.mnssb.org/
Mississippi Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (800) 443-1000 http://www.mdrs.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind (573) 751-4249
(800) 592-6004
askrsb@dss.mo.gov http://dss.mo.gov/fsd/rsb/index.htm
Montana Vocational Rehabilitation (406) 444-2590
(877) 296-1197
http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/detd/vocrehab/
Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (402) 471-2891
(877) 809-2419
http://www.ncbvi.ne.gov/
Nevada Rehabilitation Division (775) 684-4040 N. Nevada
(702) 486-5230 S. Nevada
detrmedia@detr.nv.gov http://detr.state.nv.us/rehab/reh_vorh.htm
New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation (603) 271-3471
(800) 299-1647
info@doe.nh.gov http://www.education.nh.gov/career/vocational/
New Jersey Commission for the Blind and the Visually Impaired (973) 648-3333
(877) 685-8878
askcbvi@dhs.state.nj.us http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cbvi/home/
New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (505) 954-8562
(800) 224-7005
http://www.dvr.state.nm.us/
New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (866) 871-3000 info@ocfs.ny.gov
http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/cbvh/
North Carolina Division of Vocational and Rehabilitation Services (800) 689-9090 http://dvr.dhhs.state.nc.us/
North Dakota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (701) 328-8950
(800) 755-2745
dhsvr@nd.gov http://www.nd.gov/dhs/dvr/index.html
Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (614) 438-1200 unavailable
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (405) 951-3400
(800) 845-8476
info@okdrs.gov http://www.okrehab.org/
Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (503) 945-5880
(877) 277-0513
Lisa.Morawski@dhsoha.state.or.us http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/vr/
Pennsylvania Blindness and Visual Services (717) 787-6176
(800) 622-2842
dlipress@pa.gov http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Disability-Services/bbvs/Pages/default.aspx
Rhode Island Vocational and Rehabilitation Agency (401) 421-7005 ors.websiterequests@ors.ri.gov http://www.ors.ri.gov/VR.html
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation (803) 896-6500
(800) 832-7526
info@scvrd.net http://www.scvrd.net/
South Dakota Division of Rehabilitation Services (605) 773-3195 https://dhs.sd.gov/rehabservices/default.aspx
Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation Services (615) 313-4891 https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/ds/vocational-rehabilitation.html
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (800) 628-5115 customers@twc.state.tx.us https://twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/vocational-rehabilitation-services
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (801) 538-7530
(800) 473-7530
unavailable
Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation (802) 241-1455
(866) 879-6757
Online http://vocrehab.vermont.gov/
Virginia Department of Rehabilitation Services (804) 662-7000
(800) 552-5019
virginiawebmaster@vita.virginia.gov https://www.virginia.gov/services/vocational-rehabilitation/
Washington Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) (800) 552-7103 webmaster@dsb.wa.gov http://www.dsb.wa.gov/
West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (304) 356-2060
(800) 642-8207
http://www.wvdrs.org/
Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (608) 261-0050
(800) 442-3477
dvr@dwd.wisconsin.gov http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr
Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (307) 777-7386 Online http://wyomingworkforce.org/workers/vr/
American Foundation for the Blind 212-502-7600 info@aph.org https://www.afb.org/
American Optometric Association, Low Vision Section 800-365-2219 Online https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/low-vision
American Academy of Optometry, Low Vision Section/Diplomate Program (321) 319-4860
(844) 323-EYES (3937)
Online https://www.aaopt.org/membership/sections-sigs/fellows-sections/fellows-sections-lowvision
US Department of Veterans Affairs, Visual Impairment Centers 202-461-7317 https://www.prosthetics.va.gov/blindrehab/VIST.asp
Lighthouse/Guild for the Blind, New York 212-769-6200 Online https://www.lighthouseguild.org/
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 1-888-657-7323 nls@loc.gov https://www.loc.gov/nls/
American Macular Degeneration Foundation 413.268.7660
1.888.MACULAR (1.888.622.8527)
Online https://www.macular.org/
International Academy of Low Vision Specialists 1-888-771-8383 https://www.ialvs.com/

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