Accessible COVID-19 Safety Measures

Dorianne Pollack in a blue and white striped shirt sits beside her black guide dog Dime

How businesses and individuals can support community members with low vision   “The texture of my world has gone away”, says Dorianne Pollack describing her experience as a blind person living in a virtual world behind a flat screen and keyboard. While COVID-19 has disconnected most people from their “normal” routine, Pollack says the blind […]

FBC Optometrist Gives 12-year-old the Gift of Sight

Dr. Smith Gray and Victor stand in front of the fountain outside of the Foundation for Blind Children in Phoenix

For the first time in 12 years, Victor could see   Vision loss can occur at all ages. Unfortunately young patients, like FBC client Victor, often struggle to communicate the changes in vision they may experience to their parents. Still, for Victor’s mother Sofia, she was determined to find the source of her son’s pain […]

Blind and visually impaired struggle amid pandemic

From ABC 15, January 2021   The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every American, but the way local governments have responded has adversely impacted blind and visually impaired people. “The textures of my world have gone away,” said Dorianne Pollack. “What the ground feels like underneath me, what’s underneath my hands, all of that texture, hugging […]

Why do we March for Sight?

Bonnie and Joel hold their son Patrick

FBC marches for students like Patrick   Meet Patrick. He was born without eyes in a small village in India. Three days later, Patrick was abandoned at an orphanage. Fast forward to 2020, Patrick’s new parents, Bonnie and Joel, adopted and brought Patrick home to Houston. Unfortunately, they quickly realized their hometown didn’t have what […]