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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

July – Senior Independence Month

As we recognize July as Celebrate Senior Independence Month, it is timely that this is the month our Drews Low Vision Clinic is changing how we do our appointments. Our new approach will allow for more time with both the Low Vision Optometrist and the Low Vision Therapist for better identification of additional functional visual disturbances and training in the use of aids and equipment. This change will also allow us to bill Medicare and other Insurance for a client’s time with the doctor. We continue to be proud that 74% of those individuals who visit the Drews Low Vision Clinic report better use of their near vision for reading, medication management and other tasks following their clinic visit.

David Ekin
President

Focus on our Vision

Part of Society’s vision is ‘to transform our community by reaching each and every individual in our community who is in need of our services’.  We know that we cannot do that alone, so we work purposefully to partner with other organizations in the community to ensure we are reaching as many in need as possible.  One of those collaborations is taking place over the next three days.  Society is pleased to be hosting the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind for a three day seminar/training for those in the Deaf-Blind community.  This article, which recently ran in the Riverfront Times features, talks about the challenges facing the Deaf-Blind community.  We are pleased to welcome them!

http://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2016/04/19/st-louis-deaf-blind-community-is-hoping-for-a-chance-to-do-more