DURHAM, N.C.– The Community Low Vision Center is operated by nonprofit IFB Solutions, the largest employer of people who are blind in the country. IFB has three centers in North Carolina — Winston-Salem, Durham and Asheville — as well as a Mobile Vision Clinic, which travels across the state bringing IFB’s low-vision expertise directly into the community.
According to Prevent Blindness North Carolina, more than 25,000 preschoolers and close to 350,000 school-age children have visual problems. One of these children includes Aiden Bradley, age 7, who was born with vision challenges and whose family struggled for many years to find resources that would help make the most of what vision he did have.
“It was very frustrating for me as a parent not to be able to immediately connect him with the services he needed,” says Aiden’s mom, Amanda. “We saw countless specialists before we finally found our answer at the Community Low Vision Center.”