Capitalizing on our deep experience working with older adults, MABVI launched an initiative in 2020 to help improve and build systems that support healthy aging, thanks to 3-year seed funding from Tufts Health Plan Foundation. MABVI aims to integrate low vision awareness and accessibility into city and statewide Age-Friendly efforts. We also aim to ensure […]
From world-renowned doctors and research centers, to direct service providers and at-home supports, Massachusetts is a leader in the field of blindness and low vision.
Dr. Mona Minkara – Planes, Trains & Canes
The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is proudly sponsoring season two of the web series Planes, Trains, & Canes (PTC) with Dr. Mona Minkara. PTC seeks to understand cultural perceptions about disabilities, such as blindness. This global travel series combines her passion for adventure, love for public transportation, and interest in accessibility. […]
Dangerous Vision Podcast
The Dangerous Vision podcast explores the world of blindness from those with lived experience. MABVI Board of Director and Harvard Business School senior lecturer Randy Cohen hosts this cutting edge podcast that dives deep into technology, advocacy, and personal anecdotes about living with vision loss or blindness.
There is a wealth of information about living with low vision or blindness available online. These websites for national organizations provide many types of help, resources, and connections.
Learn more about eye conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and download helpful questions that you may want to your eye doctor.
We’ve compiled answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, but if you don’t find what you’re looking for, or would like more detail, please call, we’re here to help.
Learn With Us
We have a selection of resources for individuals, families, caregivers and healthcare professionals, created by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and its partners.
Services we provide
We were founded by volunteers and today hundreds serve across the state. Volunteers can read mail, help with paperwork or grocery shopping, or be sighted guides for fitness and active living.
MABVI makes referrals to low vision specialists throughout the state. These exams focus on how to use lighting, optical devices, and large print materials to help in your daily life.
The best support and advice is offered by people who really know what you’re going through – people who’ve had parallel experiences. Peers with shared experiences may even be able to anticipate your questions. While adjusting to vision loss, and even after you’ve grown accustomed to the change, a peer support group is a big help