**Special COVID-19 update: out of an abundance of caution related to combating coronavirus, the Community Low Vision Centers will be closed to the public. Updates here and on the Community Low Vision Center Facebook page will reflect the most current status.  


  • All clinics have been cancelled through May 1.
  • The following Focus on Literacy exams (mobile and on-site) have been cancelled: Asheville April 23; Charlotte April 24; Durham May 8; Cumberland May 15.
  • CLVC will offer teleservices only (details below)

 For now, Grant Weathers, Low Vision Associate in our Asheville, NC location, will be available via phone to talk with customers about low vision products, remote training and other needs. Reach him between 8am and 4pm Monday through Friday at 828-761-2468.**

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 walk-ins are welcome. We’re open Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm.

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. Call or visit today!

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

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.


Community Low
Vision Center

7730 North Point Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Physical location temporarily closed; contact Asheville facility for low vision support over the phone at 828-761-2468.

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

Community Low
Vision Center

240 Sardis Road
Asheville, NC 28806

Physical location temporarily closed.

Grant Weathers available by phone for low vision support:

Monday – Friday
8am – 4pm
Phone: 828-761-2468

Little Rock
Community Low
Vision Center

6818 Murray Street
Little Rock, AR 72209

Physical location temporarily closed; contact Asheville facility for low vision support over the phone at 828-761-2468.

Little Rock location contact: Toni Fraser – tfraser@ifbsolutions.org