News/Events

Save the Date: Country Store & Auction

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

42nd Annual Country Store Auction & Health Screening Fair. A benefit for the Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County. Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10am – 2pm.


Newsletter Correction

Posted: Friday, April 20th, 2018

We apologize for mixing up our In Honor Gifts with the In Memory Gifts. The correct listing is below. We extend our heartfelt thanks for your support! Donors: Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2017 In Honor of: Bob Johnson’s birthday Deborah Howitt Arnold Green Lee McGarity R. Nelson Mona Schoenwisner & Mrs. James Gammon In […] Read more


Blind & Visually Impaired Center receives $178,550 TAMC Measure X Grant

Posted: Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

PACIFIC GROVE, CALIFORNIA (FEBRUARY 2018) The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County, Inc., (BVIC) located in Pacific Grove, California, has just received a 3-year grant totaling $178,550 from the Measure X Senior & Disabled Transportation Program. These funds will enable the BVIC to engage a certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist to instruct the […] Read more


Healthy Lifestyles – Spring 2017

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017

Losing eyesight can seem like the end of the world — but it doesn’t have to be. ‘THERE’S NOTHING more I can do.’ Those six words, coming from any sort of doctor, are alarming, to say the least. They’re also words nearly all of Samantha Kelley’s clients have heard from an eye doctor about their vision […] Read more


Katherine Wendt, OD

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

BVIC is pleased to welcome Dr. Katie Wendt, OD to our Low Vision Clinic. Dr. Katie Wendt is originally from San Jose, California. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Physiology and Cell Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Bachelor of Science and Doctorate degrees in Optometry from the University […] Read more


Discover Accessibility Features on the Mac iPhone/iPad

Posted: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

The BVIC is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Apple Store, Del Monte Shopping Center. Apple trainers are providing BVIC clients small group classes titled “Discover Accessibility” on the accessibility features of the Mac and iPhone/iPad. To RSVP for a class, please call our new Low Vision Services Coordinator, Jenny Swad at 649-3505. […] Read more


Apple Store to the Rescue

Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016

By Ron Kihara, Board President Two years ago, I decided to purchase an iPhone, knowing that “Siri” would help me to phone my contacts. I believed this popular device would take a certain amount of stress out of my life. I soon discovered that the iPhone was so complicated and advanced that I was not […] Read more


Used Equipment For Sale

Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2016

The BVIC regularly has used assistive devices for sale. To learn what is available call Jenny Swad, CLVT/COMS at 831-649-3505 x102.


MST buses provide path for visually impaired

Posted: Thursday, April 28th, 2016

PACIFIC GROVE — A group of sight-challenged people gathered Tuesday in a sunny crafts room at The Blind and Visually Impaired Center. One of them was Marjorie Ross, 90, of Salinas. Ross rode the MST RIDES bus to take part in the ceramics class. She suffers from age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness […] Read more