**Special COVID-19 update: the Community Low Vision Centers are reopening June 15 by appointment only – find the number to call to set up appointments here. Televisit appointments are available.

When arrive for your appointment, call your location to alert reception you’ve arrived. Reception will call you back when the Low Vision team is ready to serve you. 

Face masks are required, and temperature check will be performed at the door. Only two people are permitted for each appointment. If you’re not feeling well, cancel your appointment by phone.

The CLVC demo equipment and common spaces are being sanitized between customers and we’re increasing the frequency of restroom cleaning.

If you have questions or concerns you’d like to discuss before booking an appointment, please call your location and we’d be happy to talk them through with you.

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Through Community Low Vision Centers, IFB Solutions expands opportunities for employees and all members of the community.

IFB Solutions Community Low Vision Centers (CLVCs) exist to help foster greater independence. We help people with low vision use adaptive aids, computers, smart devices, and more to make everyday tasks simpler.

People with low vision visit our centers or mobile low vision facility to receive exams from specialized low vision physicians. These specialists evaluate and recommend specific technology. Our clients then work with low vision associates who also have low vision, so they understand the needs and opportunities.

All three of our centers provide the latest technology and free training on all products. Visits are free and should be scheduled by calling to set up an appointment (find your location phone number here).

If you or someone you know has low vision, a visit to one of our CLVCs may be the most life-changing thing you or they do this year.

These centers offer:

  • Examinations, on site or through a mobile low vision center, from doctors highly trained in low vision conditions.
  • Products for people who are blind or visually impaired, including lamps, talking watches, video magnifiers and recycled and gently used products, available at onsite retail stores or through the Recycle for Sight program
  • Training for adaptive technologies, upward career mobility and independent living for adults and specially designed programs, such as Focus on Literacy, for children
A low vision technician shows a man the different features on a CCTV at Community Low Vision Center in Asheville.

By providing state-of-the-art technology and free training through its Community Low Vision Centers, the IFB Solutions maximizes the use of adaptive low-vision technology at work and home in various life activities, from completing tasks around the house to using a cell phone or computer.

IFB Solutions’ textile department demonstrates the efficacy of low vision technology. Specialized high-tech equipment and individual training enable blind or visually impaired employees to hold jobs which were once only available to sighted people.

IFB Solutions’ partnership with the North Carolina Lions Foundation Partnership facilitates the refurbishing and redistribution of donated low-vision items of all types, including CCTVs. Donations are tax-deductible, and all low-vision items are accepted. Eyeglasses can be dropped off at North Carolina Lions’ Foundation receptacles in many North Carolina optical centers or at an IFB Solutions Community Low Vision Center.

A low vision technician shows a woman how to adjust the settings on a CCTV at a Community Low Vision Center in Winston-Salem.

Winston-Salem
Community Low
Vision Center

7730 North Point Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Open by appointment. Call 336-245-5672 to set up an appointment. Same day appointments may be available.

Winston-Salem location contact: Shonn Redmon – sredmon@ifbsolutions.org

Asheville
Community Low
Vision Center

240 Sardis Road
Asheville, NC 28806

Open by appointment. Call 828-761-2468 to set up an appointment. Same day appointments may be available.

Asheville location contact: Grant Weathers – gweathers@ifbsolutions.org

Little Rock
Community Low
Vision Center

6818 Murray Street
Little Rock, AR 72209

Currently closed. Televisit appointments are available through our Asheville, NC location. Call Grant Weathers at 828-761-2468 to set up an appointment.

Little Rock location contact: Toni Fraser  at 501-492-7516 or tfraser@ifbsolutions.org