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Massachusetts Low Vision and Blindness Resources

Massachusetts Resources

New England Low Vision and Blindness offers Massachusetts (MA)
a full suite of low vision and blindness products and training services.

Top Low Vision and Blindness Resource in Massachusetts (MA)

New England Low Vision and Blindness: (NELVB)

NELVB is unique in that we are experts in 3 things:
1) Technology, 2) Training and 3) Care. 
Technology provides clients a choice from nearly 100% of top-shelf industry suppliers. Training is unique and customized, performed by seasoned trainers who are tested, proven and trusted. Care primarily defines the compassionate care we give to each and every one of our clients.

Our Location:

799 West Boylston Street, Suite 140
Worcester, MA 01606

Your home, school, or office — In Massachusetts.

If you are unable to schedule an appointment at either of our two (2) state-of-the-art technology showrooms, then we can drive out and bring a portion of our Low Vision Store to you, for a no obligation Low Vision Product demonstration in Connecticut. We can also provide ‘in-home’ training assessments, technology configurations and troubleshooting.

(888) 211-6933

*Note — this e-mail is regularly monitored

From children to seniors, New England Low Vision and Blindness uniqueness for people who are blind and visually impaired in Massachusetts (MA) is in that we are Massachusetts' one-stop solution for practically all low vision and blindness rehabilitation needs, many of which are brought directly to your door.

(NELVB) offerings are numerous, including low vision aids, macular degeneration doctor resources, low vision glasses, low vision eye rehabilitation services, iPad, iPhone, iOS and Android training, training on Alexa Echo or Dot from Amazon, training on blindness products, low vision computer configuration and training on all low vision and blindness hardware and software, low vision specialists, low vision magnifiers including the widest selection of low vision products for people with Macular Degeneration, and other forms of vision loss, and much more. We invite you to please consider contacting us today.

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Independent Living Training Services

The in-home comprehensive training curriculum provides MCB clients with extensive strategies to help adjust to low vision and blindness. The goal of the training is to provide MCB clients with transferrable skills that will lead them to be able to live independently and thrive in community settings. 

Training services include but are not limited to:

  • Low Vision Technology - Electronic Video Magnifiers (Portable, Non-Portable and Computer-based)
  • Blindness Technology - Braille Notetakers, Braille Displays, Victor Reader Stream, Embossers
  • Smart Homes - Primarily Alexa, and devices compatible with Alexa
  • PC, Mac, iOS, Android Accessibility functions
  • Screen Readers - ZoomText, JAWS & Fusion
  • Training on “almost anything"

In summary, utilizing technology, our trainers work one-on-one to help MCB clients who are blind or visually impaired gain a sense of independence and learn to compensate for their vision loss.

Our comprehensive technology and training services are mostly done inside a clients home. “We come to you” in any geographical area of the Commonwealth of MA. Clients also have the option of coming to NELVB corporate office in Worcester, MA to receive technology and training services.

As applicable, we can assist with introducing independent living techniques, strategies for increased literacy speed, help with diabetes self-management, keyboard training, etc. We pride ourselves on helping in the most challenging of circumstances, figuring out often creative methods to help MCB clients achieve their goals.

Additional Massachusetts Resources:

Eye Care Professionals:

Dr. Peter Y. Chang, M.D.

Massachusetts Eye Research & Surgery Institution

Dr. Chang treats primary and recurrent retinal detachment, macular hole and pucker, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and tractional detachment, retinal vascular diseases, uveitis, scleritis, and various forms of ocular inflammation. 

Boston: (617) 523-0955
Waltham: (781) 891-6377

Dr. Rodney L. Immerman, OD

Low Vision Optometrist
Specializing in examination and prescribing of low vision aids in a private office setting. Offices in Peabody – Woburn – Wakefield – Winchester – Quincy – Pembroke – Brockton –North Dartmouth – Fall River.

Local: (508) 991-8200

799 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606

Local: (508) 854-0733
Toll Free: (888) 613-2777

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Vision Rehabilitation Center

600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

Local: (617) 727-5550

Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Access Technology Training Program

Offers free training on iPad, iPhone, Computers and more!

To find a program near you, or to become a volunteer trainer for this program, please contact:

617-879-0771  |

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Vision Rehabilitation Center

243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

Local: (617)-573-3202

MCPHS Low Vision Center

MCPHS University–Worcester Campus

10 Lincoln Square
Worcester, MA 01608

Local: (508)-373-5830

799 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606

Local: (508)-854-9980

New England College of Optometry

Low Vision Rehabilitation

930 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Local: (617)-262-2020

175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Local: (800)-852-3133 or (617)-972-7240

175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Local: (617)-972-7296

VA Boston – VA Boston Healthcare System

VA Boston Healthcare System
Low Vision and Blind Rehabilitation
Advanced Low Vision Clinic

150 South Huntington Avenue
8th Floor
Jamaica Plains, MA 02130

Local: (857)-364-5543

VA Bedford – Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital

VA Boston Healthcare System
Low Vision and Blind Rehabilitation
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital

200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA 01730

Local: (781)-687-2705

VA Leeds – Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System

VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System
Low Vision and Blind Rehabilitation

421 North Main Street
Leeds, MA 01053-9764

Local: (413)-584-4040 or (413)-584-2058

VA Worcester – Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System

VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System
Low Vision and Blind Rehabilitation

377 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Local: (413)-584-4040 or (413)-584-2058

799 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606

Local: (508) 797-1117

Bay State Council For The Blind

The Bay State Council of the Blind (BSCB) is a Massachusetts organization of blind and vision-impaired individuals, affiliated with the American Council of the Blind (ACB).

57 Grandview Avenue
Watertown, MA 02472

Local: (773) 572-6312

770 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458

Local: (617) 969-6200
Toll Free: (800) 852-3131

192 West Street
Milford, MA 01757

Office: (508) 473 - 0395
Fax: (508) 478 - 3392