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Kosair for Kids Grants VIPS $150,000

For 100 years, Kosair for Kids has served the children of Kentucky and Southern Indiana by providing care, joy, and hope. Children with blindness and vision loss have been the beneficiary of these blessings since 1999. This year, Kosair for Kids has generously blessed VIPS with an amazing $150,000 grant in support of early intervention…

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Trystan Progresses

He came into our lives with Gods Perfect Timing. But we soon learned our little boy had visual problems and was getting behind in developing. Therapy helped but the gap was getting larger in his development. We moved to Indiana just before he turned two and struggled with getting therapy started again. We were set…

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Glasses 101 for Children with Low Vision/Blindness

When a child is blind or has very low vision, sometimes the first thing a parent or a friend or relative says is; “He needs glasses.” But whether or not glasses will improve a child’s ability to see is dependent upon the reason for the child’s low vision or blindness. For some eye conditions/diagnoses, there IS something that will help improve vision; a surgery, a medication, a visual intervention, or prescription eye glasses. But, for many serious eye conditions, there is NOT an intervention that will improve visual acuity. And in these cases, putting glasses on a child simply will not help.

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