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Low Vision Clinics
This directory was produced by the Perkins Library to assist consumers and professionals in locating services for persons who are blind or visually impaired in Massachusetts. Learn more about the Massachusetts Directory of Agencies.
Carroll Center for the Blind
770 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458
The Carroll Center for the Blind offers a wide variety of services to people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. Services are available both at the Carroll Center and in the community. Services provided include:
The Rehabilitation Program provides support and intensive training in daily living, travel and communication skills for adults with recent vision loss so they can live independently. Vocational transition and readiness programs are available for young adults. Mini courses for elders are also available.
The Computer Training Services Program instructs blind and low vision persons to independently use the best speech, large print and/or braille access software and hardware as well as the use of iOS devices and other technologies. Instruction is also available for professionals. Training takes place at the Carroll Center’s Technology Center, at the home, office or classroom of the client, or online through the Carroll Tech Distance Learning program.
The Community Mobility Department teaches safe travel skills to individuals of all ages at home, work or school. They also provide in-home diabetes management and rehabilitation teaching.
The Educational Services Program provides school consultation services, student evaluation and professional development courses, and itinerant teachers of the visually impaired who deliver direct instruction.
Job Placement Services offers resources, support and guidance for those seeking employment, or who need worksite adaptations or consultation in order to remain on the job.
Summer Programs are offered to youth ages 8-22 from June-August including: the Youth-In-Transition Program, focus on social development and independent living readiness; the Real World of Work Program emphasizes work experience in the community; Transition to College provides college-bound youth with advanced skill training in computers and daily living; and Carroll Kids /Teens provides academic enrichment opportunities for school-age children.
Outdoor Recreational Programs include sailing, hiking, canoeing, skiing, and tandem biking. Adaptive techniques are taught with the help of trained volunteers, and participants can enjoy local and overnight trips throughout New England.
The Carroll Store sells a wide range of adaptive devices and products such as white canes, magnifiers, talking and braille watches, kitchen items, clocks, labeling supplies and much more.
Accessibility Services Team provides website evaluation in three areas: evaluate and test websites and web-based applications to determine how accessible they are to users of assistive technology, work with educational institutions to train them on how to effectively deliver online sources, and test and recommend improvements for the accessibility of devices and products for companies.
MAB Community Services
267 High Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (508) 854-0700 or (888) 613-277
300 Stafford Street, Suite 112
Springfield, MA 01104
Phone: (413) 734-7343 or (888) 613-2777
799 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606
Phone: (508) 854-0700 or (888) 613-2777
New England Eye Care Center
260 Tremont Street, 9th Floor,
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 636-7800
New England Eye Commonwealth
930 Commonwealth Ave West, Suite 2A
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 262-2020
Fax: (617) 236-6323
New England Eye On-Site - Mobile Low Vision Clinic
Serving adults and individuals with visual impairments throughout the state.
New England Eye Southeastern MA Low Vision Clinic
450 Pleasant St.
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Perkins New England Eye Low Vision Clinic
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: (617) 972-7296
Fax: (617) 972-7297
UMass Memorial Eye Center
281 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Phone: (508) 334-6855
Fax: (508) 334-6795
Veterans Administration Low Vision Clinic
Please see the Veterans Administration: Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) listing under Agencies and Organizations.
William P. Beetham Eye Institute, Joslin Diabetes Clinic
1 Joslin Place
Boston, MA 02215
English: (617) 732-2552
Spanish: (617) 732-2490
Chinese/Asian Languages: (617) 732-2606
Russian: (617) 732-2576
Other Interpreter Services: (617) 732-2440