Vision loss is no longer a barrier to independence
Welcome to our new website! Vista Center empowers individuals who are blind or visually impaired to embrace life to the fullest through evaluation, counseling, education and training.
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Vista Center changes lives
John L.’s Story
John Larijani first discovered Vista Center fourteen years ago, fresh from a too-early retirement and needing to learn more about computers.
Today, you’ll find him in San Jose three days a week, in ceramics class, in tech training, taking recreation or enjoying the Wednesday lunch with friends.
Two years after discovering a minor abnormality in her eyes, Jackye realized she could no longer read traffic signs and soon had to stop working. At Vista, she found a community of people who share her realities, fears, and tears – as well as compassion, respect, and empathy.
For Luke Lin, as an avid golfer and aspiring computer engineer, losing his sight in 9th grade triggered depression and grief as the future Luke dreamed of suddenly felt unattainable. Today, he is a successful college student.
After completely losing his vision following a surgical procedure, Graham began to struggle to perform on stage or pursue his education. Vista Center helped him regain a sense of capability and to go out into a complex world and do anything he wanted to do.
Vista Center Programs & Services
Maximize independence and embrace life to the fullest through Vista Center’s wide range of programs and services.
Low Vision Clinics
Vista Center’s Low Vision Optometrists carefully measure our client’s functional vision by using equipment, lighting, and techniques designed specifically for those with low vision.
Vista Center’s consumer store is stocked with a variety of products that provide practical solutions for adapting to life with vision loss.
Purchase items like white canes, talking clocks, and large print calendars by scheduling an appointment at one of our three locations.
Serving the Bay
Area since 1936
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired empowers individuals who are blind or visually impaired to embrace life to the fullest through evaluation, counseling, education and training. Serving the Bay Area and beyond, Vista Center is able to offer life-changing services and programs thanks to the generous support of our community though contributions, grants, in-kind donations and volunteerism.
Visit the Vista Center nearest to you
101 N. Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
3315 Mission Street, Suite B
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
2500 El Camino Real, Suite 100
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Earning your trust for over 85 years
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Vista Center Events
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