The mission of the Center for the Visually Impaired is to empower people
impacted by vision loss to live with independence and dignity.
Every person with vision loss should be able to live with independence and dignity. This single goal guides the activities of the Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI), and we work in a variety of ways to achieve it.
Each year, more than 5,000 people from Atlanta and all over Georgia turn to CVI to help them adjust to – or improve – a life with limited or no sight. CVI is Georgia’s largest comprehensive, fully accredited private facility providing rehabilitation services for the blind and visually impaired.
CVI was a pioneering organization when founded 50 years ago. At the time, rehabilitation services for people with vision loss were just beginning to be developed in a systematic way. The growth of CVI over the years represents more than an expansion of services – it also reflects the organization’s leadership in finding new ways to help people live more independently.
CVI’s funding reflects the generosity of individuals and organizations who make a gift as well as the confidence of foundations who award grants. The Center is committed to using donor dollars wisely in order to provide comprehensive services to our clients. All money donated to CVI is used right here in Georgia to provide vision rehabilitation services to individuals of all ages and stages of vision loss.
Project Independence is a vision program for seniors (also referred to as the Older Blind Program). It is administered by the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) and provides services that can help visually impaired people.