Ongoing Events

Living With Low Vision

Every month, CVI's Low Vision Clinic will be traveling to do the Living With Vision Loss program. This is a special no-cost program that will feature two parts; Vision 101 and the Low Vision Clinic.

For more information on this program please click here.

Tech Tools for Independence

Join CVI for a free, monthly demonstration of accessible technology for the user who is blind or visually impaired.

For more information on this monthly demonstration, please click here.

CVI Monthly Open House - Come and See What CVI Can Do for You

Every 4th Thursday, 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Are you or someone you know having difficulty reading the newspaper or small print? Have you recently experience a reduction in your vision that hinders your daily tasks? Are you concerned about loss or gain of employment due to your decrease in vision? Do you have challenges watching TV or seeing your computer screen? Do you want to learn how to be more independent in your home?

If so, then please attend our Open House. For one hour prospective clients and their families will learn about the Center’s services and programs, complete a short application for services and get a tour of the facility. All Open Houses’ are held on the 4th Thursday of the month from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. in the Bellsouth conference Room at 739 West Peachtree Street, NW.

Sign in starts at 12:45 p.m.; and we start promptly at 1 p.m. We are located in the Midtown area of Atlanta so please allocate extra time for travel and parking. To learn more and RSVP, please contact Empish Thomas, VisAbility Hub Associate at 404-875-9011, x4277 or by e-mail at ethomas@cviga.org.

At CVI, there are a variety of support groups available to help you with the emotional, practical and social aspects of vision loss.

No matter what condition you are struggling with – diabetes, macular degeneration, blindness – there are others to help guide you on this journey.

Diabetes Support Group:

Mondays, 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

This group is open to anyone who is visually impaired and also has diabetes. During the meeting attendees learn about proper diabetes management, health, nutrition, exercise and the latest industry information on diabetes. The group also attends local outings and has occasional speakers.

Adjusting to Vision Loss Support Group

Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This group is open to anyone who is visually impaired and their friends and family. The group focuses on life as a newly blind or visually impaired person. Members discuss coping strategies and tips and also provide encouragement and support to each other.

Client BEGIN Parent Groups

Monday Parent Group meets the first Monday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Parent Groups meet the first Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday Parent Group meets the first Wednesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

These groups are for parents of children in CVI’s BEGIN program, ages newborn to five years old. While the children are taking classes the group provides emotional support, advocacy and resources on parenting a visually impaired child.

Client BEGIN Wake Up and Sing Group Program

First through fourth Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This group is for both parent and child and uses music, singing and group discussion to provide emotional support. Contact BEGIN at 404-875-9011 for more information.

Women’s Support Group

Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

This group is for women who are currently taking rehabilitation classes. The group provides emotional support and resources for women who have recently lost their vision. Contact Angela Denise Davis at 404-602-4323 for more information.