We’re leading the way in the leading cause of blindness.

Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) is a brain-based visual impairment and the leading cause of blindness in children, affecting over 100,000 children in the U.S. alone. At Perkins, we know every moment counts, because kids with CVI can learn to how access their world with early intervention, trained teachers and education.

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Our CVI Services

We believe every child with CVI can reach their fullest potential through advocacy, assessment, collaboration and learning.

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Your go-to resource for trusted answers and resources about CVI, CVI Now fosters community and shared connection and empowers families with the CVI knowledge, guidance, and tools you and your child need to succeed.

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CVI Courses

As a leader in the field of blindness and visual impairment, Perkins continues to break new ground and share expertise on CVI. Explore our catalog of online learning and courses.

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Evaluations and Assessments

Getting proper CVI assessments and evaluations might seem overwhelming. Our guide and experts share the key points for assessments and what needs to happen once a diagnosis is received.

Meet our team

We’re building a CVI community

Rachel Bennett CVI Now

“Raising a child with a different normal means I am building a new world for my son every day. It’s incredible that my personal journey has brought me to Perkins as the Content and Community Manager for CVINow.org. We are building CVI Now into an essential website and a dynamic online community for CVI families.”

Stories & resources

Join us on our CVI learning journey.

Let’s learn and support each other on this journey. Have questions? Reach out to the CVI team at Perkins today!