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

    Phone: (617) 969-6200 or (800) 852-3131
    Fax: (617) 969-6204
    Email: info@carroll.org
    Web: www.carroll.org or www.carrolltech.org

    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

    Three locations:

    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

    Web: www.mabcommunity.org

  • New England Eye Care Center

    260 Tremont Street, 9th Floor,
    Biewend Building
    Boston, MA 02111

    Phone: (617) 636-7800
    Web: www.mylasikdoc.com

  • New England Eye Commonwealth

    930 Commonwealth Ave West, Suite 2A
    Boston, MA 02215

    Phone: (617) 262-2020
    Fax: (617) 236-6323
    Web:  www.newenglandeye.org

  • New England Eye On-Site - Mobile Low Vision Clinic

    Web: www.newenglandeye.org/our-locations/on-sight

    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

    Phone: 617-680-8447
    Email: jones@neco.edu

  • Perkins New England Eye Low Vision Clinic

    175 North Beacon Street
    Watertown, MA 02472

    Phone: (617) 972-7296
    Fax: (617) 972-7297
    Email: lowvision@perkins.org
    Web:   www.perkins.org/community-programs/low-vision-clinic/

  • UMass Memorial Eye Center

    281 Lincoln Street
    Worcester, MA 01605

    Phone: (508) 334-6855
    Fax: (508) 334-6795
    Web: www.umassmemorial.org

  • 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
    Web: www.joslin.org