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Life Stories

Read just a few of the stories of those that have been helped by the Society.

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2015 Guess The Grape

Our annual fundraiser is always a fun evening with a champagne reception, followed by the Blind Wine Tasting and Food Pairing.

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Other Resources

Find out about many of the resources available for people who are visually impaired.

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Most Recent Blog Entries

Glaucoma Awareness

As Glaucoma Awareness Month (January) winds down it is important for all those with such disease to monitor and get treatment. Particular people who are more at risk of developing this disease are those with a history of Glaucoma in their family, African Americans over the age of 40 and anyone over the age of 60, especially Mexican Americans. Unfortunately in early stages there may be no pain or symptoms, but one may begin to miss objects out of the corner of their eye or it seems like you are looking through a tunnel.

If you or someone you know is dealing with vision loss due to Glaucoma our Drews Low Vision Clinic may be of help, we are as close as a phone call (314-968-9000)

Helping Out During The Holiday Season

As the year winds down and we celebrate Christmas and New Year’s I am thankful for all our staff do for so many. All our employees are such giving people, not only to those they work with but many times to those they do not know, but are in need of help. Every year we try to do something special for others in need, and this year Kendra Hjorth, one of our O&M Specialists received a call from an American  couple working with a 5 year-old blind child in East Africa who needed some special equipment and toys to aid his growth and development. After being contacted again this fall Kendra organized our staff who collected a number of items this this child and his younger brother could use at home and at their school. Additional donations allowed us to ship two full boxes of items to the child and his family.

It is reassuring that the holiday spirit thrives here at the Society, not only at this special time of year but all year long. Thanks to our staff two young blind children, and their parents, living in East Africa will know they are thought of by people half way around the world!

Thank you Kendra and all SBVI Staff!

Dave Ekin,
President