Dr. Carlos Grandela joins the Virginia G Piper Charitable Trust Low Vision Optometry Clinic at Foundation for Blind Children in partnership with ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center
ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center offers a comprehensive selection of prescriptive and pre-made magnification products and helpful daily living aids to assist people with visual impairments. The center serves Arizona’s blind and visually impaired community at two locations in Mesa and Sun City. Now, ViewFinder’s Dr. Carlos Grandela will also serve patients in Phoenix at Foundation for Blind Children allowing more access to necessary services for the visually impaired.
“Our expertise is getting our clients of all ages to become independent. For any age, whether that is the 5-year-old walking in our doors or the 100-year-old, it all starts in the Low Vision Clinic with Dr. Grandela and his team,” says Foundation for Blind Children CEO, Marc Ashton.
Dr. Grandela, originally from Virginia Beach, Va., received an undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He later obtained his doctorate in Optometry at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn. At graduation, he was presented with the Beau Willis Endowed Award for dedication to community service. Following optometry school, Dr. Grandela completed a residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation and Ocular Disease at the Illinois College of Optometry and the Chicago Lighthouse in Chicago. In 2021, Dr. Grandela was received as a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
As an optometrist with a focus in Low Vision Rehabilitation, Dr. Grandela will serve FBC’s over 2,000 clients young and old. The Virginia G Piper Charitable Trust Low Vision Optometry Clinic at FBC provides personalized vision services to help persons with any visual impairment maximize their remaining vision when surgical or other interventions are no longer beneficial. Dr. Grandela’s drive to help patients overcome the hurdles of vision loss to maintain or achieve independence is a welcomed addition to FBC’s team of dedicated professionals.
“Our team at ViewFinder is excited to join hands with Foundation for Blind Children to serve the community of individuals with vision impairment and blindness. It is a great privilege to work alongside other professionals in this field, like orientation and mobility specialists, vision itinerant teachers, assistive technology specialists and more. Our mission is to provide solutions, resources and awareness to our patients. FBC is helping us extend these services throughout Arizona”, says Dr. Grandela.
Find more information about the Virginia G Piper Charitable Trust Low Vision Optometry Clinic at Foundation for Blind Children at seeitourway.org. Find more information about the ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center at viewfinderlowvision.com.