What Blindness Really Looks Like

A distorted view of the table with four chairs and lunches on top

What Blindness Really Looks Like

We can help children with the leading cause of blindness see more, if we start today.

What kids with the leading cause of blindness see:

A distorted view of the table with four chairs and lunches on top

What most people see:

A table with four chairs and lunches on top

Today, 60% of kids who are blind have a condition called cortical or cerebral visual impairment (CVI).

Together, we can help kids with the leading cause of blindness see more.

Perkins is hard at work designing new ways to teach kids who have CVI. Better, we’re hard at work supporting their parents, educating teachers, and collaborating with experts to reach more kids with CVI now.

Every day counts, because over time vision can improve.

A student touching a light up board with touch sensors with a teacher
This is one way we teach kids with the leading cause of blindness, by controlling light and contrast using specialized equipment.
A student looking at different colored cylinders on a bright desk
The right tools and techniques make it possible for our teachers to help kids retrain their brain to understand what their eyes see.
A student looking at a light bulb inside a clear vase filled with water
If caught early, kids with CVI can often improve the use of their vision through controlled environments, use of color and contrast and the dedicated attention of a teacher trained to address this kind of visual impairment.

The time to help kids with CVI is now.


With your support, we can help kids with the leading cause of blindness see more, now and for the rest of their life. But that takes getting parents the right answers, expert teachers trained in CVI education, expert doctors to identify CVI, and your generosity to make this all possible.

Your gift today can help kids with CVI see more, sooner - by educating parents, teachers and doctors about CVI and helping their kids, students and patients thrive. Join us.