News/Events

Monterey County GIVES! Begins – Be Sure to Donate

Posted: Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

On Thursday, November 11, the Monterey County Gives! campaign officially begins, with The Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County once again participating in this vital fundraising endeavor.  This crucial campaign runs until December 31, 2021 and greatly benefits the Center.  Last year we raised $30,028.87.  With your help, we can continue our mission […] Read more


Dr. Katie Wendt Returns to The Blind and Visually Impaired Center

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

We are pleased to annouce that Dr. Katie Wendt has returned to The Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County with her regularly scheduled hours.  Dr. Wendt is excited to be back at the Center and will begin seeing clients in May 2021.  Dr. Wendt is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for low vision […] Read more


Blind and Visually Impaired Center Receives $2,500 District Rotary Grant

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

With the assistance from board member Dr. Celia Barberena, the Pacific Grove Rotary donated $2,500 to be used to procure new assistive technology and devices that allowed staff to showcase and provide new products to clients.  With the grant, The Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County was able to purchase 144 assistive technology […] Read more


Blind and Visually Impaired Center Gift Baskets

Posted: Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

The Blind and Visually Impaired Center is pleased to announce their first online gift basket program.  Items below have been listed at their suggested donation amount based on the product services or goods.  If you are interested in purchasing one of the below items, please call Steven Macias, Executive Director at 831-649-3505 or email steven@blindandlowvision.org […] Read more


The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Resumes In-Office Operation

Posted: Monday, July 6th, 2020

The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County will resume in-office operations on Monday, July 6, 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, office hours are reduced, and all staff is following state and local health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Clients who are interested in services are to call 831-649-3505 for […] Read more


The Blind and Visually Impaired Center Begins Online Support Groups

Posted: Monday, June 15th, 2020

The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County is pleased to announce the return of their support group for the blind and visually impaired via Zoom. Interested participants are urged to call Steven Macias, Executive Director at 831-649-3505 ext. 103 for more information pertaining to the support group, as well as receive the login […] Read more


Blind & Visually Impaired Center receives $178,550 TAMC Measure X Grant

Posted: Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

PACIFIC GROVE, CALIFORNIA (FEBRUARY 2018) The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County, Inc., (BVIC) located in Pacific Grove, California, has just received a 3-year grant totaling $178,550 from the Measure X Senior & Disabled Transportation Program. These funds will enable the BVIC to engage a certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist to instruct the […] Read more


Healthy Lifestyles – Spring 2017

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017

Losing eyesight can seem like the end of the world — but it doesn’t have to be. ‘THERE’S NOTHING more I can do.’ Those six words, coming from any sort of doctor, are alarming, to say the least. They’re also words nearly all of Samantha Kelley’s clients have heard from an eye doctor about their vision […] Read more