Great Resources For Southern Nevadans Struggling With Eyesight 

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While we hope you choose Las Vegas Low Vision for all your eye care needs, we’ve compiled a list of additional helpful resources for you to turn to.  Most of these resources are specifically those that serve the Las Vegas valley, but we’ve also included others that we have found to be particularly helpful.  Click on any of the links below to learn more about poor vision and what you can do to improve it. 

National Resources

  • Enhanced VisionEnhanced Vision is a leading developer of assistive technology for the visually impaired including Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Retinitis Pigementosa and Diabetic Retinopathy. Low vision assistive technology enables people to read, write and fully participate in life.

Local Resources

  • Vision Source West Sahara – Dr, Alissa Nagel performs low vision exams and has been a great partner to us in helping Las Vegas patients. She practices primary care optometry, treatment and management of ocular diseases, low vision optometry and provides ocular prosthetic services. During your visit she will review goals with you and help you achieve them.
  • Westfield Nevada Eye & Ear  – Westfield Nevada Eye & Ear Center is Nevada’s leading eye institute and offers all sorts of eye care including Multifocal IOL Cataract, Lasik and cosmetic surgeries.  They also run a charity called the Gift of Sight and accept donations through their website.  The charity’s mission is to assist those with vision problems in low income situations and medically under-served communities by providing them with the means to preserve and improve their eyesight.
  • Blind Center of Nevada – A trusted resource for Nevadans who suffer from blindness, the Blind Center of Nevada has been offering assistance since the mid 1900’s.  By striving to connect the blind with employers and help them become more active in societal functions, the Blind Center of Nevada focuses on the personal development of the sightless throughout the Las Vegas area and beyond.  Visit their website to make a donation and to learn more about the great things they are doing for Nevada’s blind.
  • The United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs Blind Rehabilitation Services (BRS) – The United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs Blind Rehabilitation Services (BRS) – BRS or Blind Rehabilitation Services is a program run by the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs.  This government organization attempts to assist both low vision and blind veterans and active duty service men and women across the United States.  With a focus on reintegrating those who have damaged and lost their vision after serving their country back into society, Blind Rehabilitation Services is also a great resource for the families and friends of blind and low vision veterans. Our location for Low Vision Services and Services for the Blind  is at the VA Medical Center Southern Nevada, VA Optometry Service,  6900 North Pecos Rd. Rm. 1B109 North Las Vegas, NV 89086.
  • Macular Degeneration Foundation – The Macular Degeneration Foundation is an organization for those who have macular degeneration and those who are at risk of developing the disease.  Macular degeneration, or retina damage, is one of the most frequent causes of loss of vision and blindness in adults over 50.  The foundation provides funds to those researching macular degeneration and points those who suffer from it to the best resources available in their respective locations.  The Macular Degeneration Foundation is located in the Las Vegas community of Henderson and was founded in Nevada in 1991.
  • Blind Connect – As Las Vegas’ premiere center for the blind, Blind Connect is now in their 13th year of operation.  The organization connects our local sightless together in order to strengthen the valley’s blind community.  Additionally, they educate others on blindness and lobby for an increased number of services for the blind.  Located on west Charleston Blvd., Blind Connect was founded by a group of people who suffered from blindness and visual impairment who hope to bring together the blind and the sighted communities.

Though we think this list is a great start, it is very preliminary and is not intended to name all of the resources available to southern Nevadans who are struggling to see.  Feel free to give us a call at 888-811-3161 and we can direct you to a number of additional useful resources that may be available.