Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County, Inc.

225 Laurel Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Telephone: (831) 649-3505
Toll-Free: (800) 404-3505 (in Monterey County)
Fax: (831) 649-4057
Appointments/Referrals: click here

Office Hours

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Services by appointment with the appropriate staff member.

There is an answering machine available for calls after hours. Instructors work with clients, by appointment, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

General Office Contact:

Referrals and Appointments:
Call 831-649-3505 or email us

Eye doctors and other professionals can refer clients using this link:

Staff Directory

  • Steven Macias, Executive Director
  • Cheri Padin, Finance and Facilities Coordinator
  • Karen Levin, Vision Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Martha Burgoon, Blind Rehabilitation Specialist/Low Vision Clinic Coordinator
  • Esmeralda Ortiz, Orientation & Mobility Specialist
  • Marisa Vallejo, Intake Assistant/Receptionist
  • Lucy Yen, OD
  • Megan Carter, OD

Directions to the Center

NOTE: Wheelchair access is from the parking lot located on 3rd Street.

From Highway One

  1. From Highway 1 South (after Seaside ) take Del Monte Blvd. Exit #402 B toward Pacific Grove
  2. Continue straight on Del Monte through the tunnel
  3. After the tunnel, Del Monte becomes Lighthouse Avenue
  4. Turn left on Eardley Avenue which is the first left after Coco’s restaurant
  5. Go up Eardley .1 mile and turn right on Laurel Avenue
  6. The Blind & Visually Impaired Center is the second block on the left between 2nd and 3rd Street

Alternate Route:

  1. From Highway 1 South (pass Monterey) take Pacific Grove exit (Hwy 68/Holman Hwy)
  2. At the end of the exit ramp, take a right at the light
  3. Hwy 68 becomes Forest Avenue
  4. Turn right on Pine Street (5th light)
  5. Turn left on 3rd Street
  6. Turn right on Laurel