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Eye Clinic Helps Veterans with Low Vision

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Technician helps Veteran

Eye Clinic Technician Virgil Brookins assists Veteran James Cook with a magnifying lens for reading.

By Public Affairs
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

One of the greatest challenges facing the Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) is ensuring that visually impaired Veterans are aware of the low vision and blind services that are available to them.  “The VA is committed to helping Veterans cope with vision impairment,” said VIST Program Coordinator Harold Miller.  “We just have to get to them. Both service connected and non-service connected Veterans are eligible.”    Examples of services offered to Veterans include:  referral to blind center in Birmingham, AL for adjustment training, low  vision training such as use of magnifiers and electronic devices, Prosthetic aids such as talking phones and large button phones and tapping into local resources for assistance.  For more information, please contact VIST Program Coordinator  Harold Miller at (601) 362-4471 x1558.