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Envisioning Independence
Helping people adapt to the loss of sight

2014 Board of Directors

Ron Kihara, President
Russ Hatch, Vice President
Tom Gardner, Treasurer
Sonja Jackson, Interim Secretary
Carolyn Craig
Shirley Doolittle
Ken Hunter
Steve Kane
Joshua Karanis
Dr. John Kraus
David Lloyd

Orientation & Mobility Instruction

Daily Living Program

Support Services


Tuesday Program

Support Group Link

Marjorie R McNeely Low Vision Clinic

Low Vision Assessment

Service Coordinator

Used Equipment for Sale

Photo Gallery


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Low Vision Peer Support Group
Day/Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesday
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Fee: None

Luncheon and Ceramics
Day/Time: Every Tuesday
11:45 - 2:00 p.m.
Fee: None

Art Class
Day/Time: Every Wednesday
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $5 at first class


Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County, Inc.

Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County, Inc.

News and Events Link


" 23 BLAST"

23 Blast Poster

Here's exciting news for the supporters of the Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County (BVIC)!  We are partnering with a local film distributor for the Red Carpet Premiere showing of the family movie, "23 Blast" (Go to for the trailer.)
Tom Sullivan, long time BVIC supporter and friend, will host a meet and greet reception for BVIC sponsors, as well as introduce the movie! (click News & Events above for more details)


Saturday, November 1, 2014
11:00 – 3:00 p.m.
225 Laurel Ave., Pacific Grove, CA

Mark your calendars for our annual FUNdraiser.  (click News & Events above for more details)

Art Workshops at the BVIC

Read about this exciting new program by clicking News and Events above. The following photos were taken of art work created by the blind and visually impaired at the BVIC and were showcased at an Art Show on March 20, 2012 to great praise from visitors and staff. More photos will be posted on our new Photo Gallery link soon.




The Association of Blind Citizens: Assistive
Technology Fund

Operated by the Association of Blind Citizens, the fund provides financial resources to cover 50% of the retail price of adaptive devices or software. Products covered by this program retail for a minimum of $200 and a Maximum of $6,000. Persons eligible to apply for assistance have a family income of less than $50,000 and cash assets of less than $20,000. Applications must be submitted by June 30th and December 31st for each grant period (two per year). Applicants may submit one request per calendar year. All applications must be submitted via e-mail. The ATF is limited to U.S. residents who are legally blind. Follow this link for more information and instructions about the ATF. Assistive Technology Fund

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