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Welcome to the Vision for Independence Center

The Vision for Independence Center (VIC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, located in Yakima, Washington. It is operated by volunteers. Its mission is to offer hope and maximize quality of life for people with vision loss.

VIC offers a low vision clinic where an optometrist trained in low vision assists patients with finding devices, which enable them to make the most of their remaining vision. Such devices include magnifiers, lamps, glare shields and sunglasses.

VIC also has a low vision store where magnifiers, talking devices and devices with largse buttons and displays can be purchased.

Please continue reading to discover more about this exciting new organization serving people who are visually impaired or blind.. A generous grant from the Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight and Hearing enabled us to develop this website.

Help Brings Hope

  • Adjusting to vision loss caused by eye diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and retinitis pigmentosa brings about life- changing challenges to individuals and their families.
  • An increasing number of people worldwide and in our community are affected by vision loss.
  • VIC was formed to meet the needs of these individuals and their families.

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Clinic Director Position Opening

VIC is now accepting applications from qualified applicants for the position of Clinic Director. Downlaod the Clinic Director Job Description and Requirements.

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Vision for Indenpendence Center is funded in part by the United Way of Central Washington.