Partners

Partners

  • Blindfold Challenge

    We partner with the Carroll Center for the Blind, National Braille Press, and Perkins for the annual Blindfold Challenge race to raise funds and awareness for blind and visually impaired individuals in Massachusetts.

  • Boston Medical Center

    We partner with the Section of Geriatrics at Boston Medical Center (BMC), to integrate vision rehabilitation into BMC's geriatric case management services.

  • Boston University Sargent College

    The Occupational Therapy Department at BU’s Sargent College serves as MABVI’s workforce development partner. Our Clinical Director is BU Clinical Assistant Professor Jennifer Kaldenberg, MSA, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA. Together we build opportunities for Occupational Therapists to train in the specialty of vision rehabilitation.

  • Eye Center of the North Shore

    One of MABVI’s affiliated low vision providers, Dr. Lyudmila Sutherland sees patients at Eye Center of the North Shore in Salem, MA.

  • FriendshipWorks

    Matching volunteers with elders since 1984, FriendshipWorks and the MABVI Volunteer Program collaborate to find the best volunteer match for Boston-area elders.

  • Holyoke Health Center (HCC)

    Our partnership with the Holyoke Health Center began in 2008 when we developed the Mejor Vista, Mejor Vida demonstration project, funded by a 3-year grant from the Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among U.S. adults, but many diabetes patients do not receive regular eye care or have access to vision rehab services. The project integrated MABVI's expertise in low vision care into HHC's award-winning diabetes self-management program. MABVI’s Holyoke Low Vision Center is embedded within the Health Center and we continue to collaborate to make sure that patients with diabetes and low vision can successfully manage their health care.

  • Jewish Family & Children’s Service Visiting Nurse Association

    We are the vision rehabilitation partner for the JF&CS VNA, enabling VNA patients in Boston and surrounding communities to receive vision rehab service and home health services simultaneously.

  • Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB)

    We collaborate with the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind to provide support groups for adults with vision loss across the state. Annually we co-host the Senior Connection conference for elders with vision loss. We are currently partnering on a pilot project to expand in-home vision rehabilitation services for MCB clients.

  • Memorial Foundation for the Blind

    This longtime funder of services for blind and visually impaired individuals in Worcester County has made it possible for MABVI to test new program models and services that then can be rolled out to other parts of the state. They have been a leader in funding adaptive devices and free care for individuals whose insurance does not cover these services.

  • Metro West Low Vision Center

    Dr. Jen Salvo's MetroWest Low Vision Center is one of MABVI’s affiliated low vision providers. Dr. Salvo provides low vision exams in Wellesley and Hyannis and staffs MABVI’s centers in Springfield and Holyoke. She also serves as our Medical Director.

  • Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)

    We partner with the Accessibility department of the MFA to coordinate A Feeling for Form tours, guided museum tours for people with low vision to experience the art through tactile exploration and verbal descriptions.
  • New England Eye Institute

    New England Eye Institute is the clinical affiliate of the New England College of Optometry. MABVI provides vision rehabilitation services to many New England Eye low vision centers and to their Mobile Clinic. We also partner with New England Eye on our shared goal of raising awareness about low vision services in Massachusetts and training and supporting low vision providers.

  • New England Low Vision and Blindness

    As one of the leading assistive technology providers in the region, New England Low Vision helps MABVI’s low vision centers learn about the latest devices and is a training partner for our staff and patients.

  • Optometrists Whitinsville

    One of MABVI’s affiliated low vision providers, Dr. Orenstein sees patients in her office at 999 Providence Road in Whitinsville, MA.

  • Rev. Arthur T. MacKay O.D.

    One of MABVI’s affiliated low vision providers, Rev. Dr. MacKay provides consultation to help those who cannot easily define realistic goals of low vision care. This can include understanding the exam, helping with initiating, or repeating any parts of an evaluation that an optometrist, ophthalmologist, or occupational therapist would like reviewed. He currently serves patients in the Wellesley, Newton and Natick areas.

  • Senior Care Options

    MABVI partners with Commonwealth Care Alliance and Senior Whole Health to provide vision rehabilitation to patients enrolled under Senior Care Options. Senior Care Options health professionals develop individualized health care and social service plans for low income seniors with the goal of helping seniors stay healthy, in control of their lives, and out of nursing homes.

  • The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation

    The foundation has been a strong supporter of MABVI’s efforts to build partnerships with medical and social service providers in the Greater Boston area, resulting in expanded access to vision rehabilitation and the integration of low vision services into the continuum of geriatric health care.

 
 

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