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Upcoming Events

Low Vision Expo, San Jose

Saturday, October 17, 2015
10:00AM – 4:30PM

Vista Center and the Santa Clara Valley Blind Center will host the Low Vision Expo in San Jose! This event is designed to educate blind or visually impaired individuals, their families and friends about the resources, aids, latest technology, and services available to them through Vista Center, SCVBC, and other local organizations in the community. The program schedule will include a doctor presentation, technology segment, and plenty of time for the attendees to visit with exhibitors.

If you would like to attend, please pre-register by calling 650-858-0202 extension 110.

More info

Low Vision Expo flyer (PDF)


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Saturday, November 7th from 4:30 – 7 p.m. Soquel, CA.

Invitations to this fun new fundraising event for Vista Center in Santa Cruz County have been mailed.  It will include a silent auction, music, hors d’oeuvres and no-host wine and beer.  For information, please call 831-458-9766


Past Events

Menlo Charity Horse Show

August 4 - 9, 2015

Horse and rider going over a big jump at the Menlo Charity Horse Show benefiting Vista Center August 7-12, 2012The Menlo Charity Horse Show, one of the nation’s top horse shows, took place in August.   Horses and exhibitors come from all over the Western states, Canada, and Mexico to compete in the beautiful setting of the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton. Over the past 26 years, the Horse Show has raised more than $6M benefiting Vista Center.


Pay it Forward

View this beautiful short video, produced by the Menlo Charity Horse Show committee to show at its Friday Night Gala during the 2015 horse show.  Katie is a Vista Center client and young mother who has had a progressive eye disease for many years.  Her heartwarming story will help you more fully understand and appreciate the life-changing services offered by Vista Center.

Lucy Learns to Fly

Lucy Learns to FlyThis delightful book is for children and people of all ages, with its uplifting story and charming illustrations, and book sales benefit Vista Center. Two years ago, Lucy was a foal diagnosed with a condition that left her blind in one eye. Her owners, Linda Starkman and Deborah Oken, decided to write a story about Lucy and how she adapts to her impaired vision – much as our clients do.  After visiting Vista Center and learning about our clients and services, Deborah wrote the story of Lucy. See Lucy as a foal and as a two-year old in this very short video.  

For more information please visit The Menlo Charity Horse Show


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