Outreach Services

The WVU Eye Institute is prioritizing accessible, quality eye health care for children and adults with low vision in West Virginia.

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Committed to addressing eye health needs in communities across the state

Read more about our outreach programs and how we work together with local organizations to bring our services to the people of West Virginia.

Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program (CVRP)

Established in 1996, the WVU Eye Institute Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program (CVRP) serves visually impaired children, teachers, parents and professionals across West Virginia. With a mission to provide comprehensive vision rehabilitation services to blind and visually impaired school-aged children throughout West Virginia—regardless of their ability to pay—the CVRP program continues to grow and evolve with new projects each year based on students’ needs.

Appalachian Vision Outreach Program (AVOP)

AVOP provides services to underserved populations of West Virginians who may not have access to quality eye care due to geographical or financial obstacles. A care team from WVU Medicine Eye Institute travels to all areas of the state to provide screenings, full exams, glasses, identification of eye diseases, referrals for specialty care and surgery. 

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Adult Low Vision Program

The Adult Low Vision Program helps people with decreased vision to regain independence and those with permanent vision loss to maximize remaining vision. When glasses, contacts, or surgery cannot correct vison loss, we can help you get back to the activities you enjoy using devices and technology.

Immuno-Ocular Enrichment Support Group

The WVU Eye Institute invites patients with autoimmune diseases affecting the eye to join its Immuno-Ocular Enrichment Support Group. The goal is to provide you with insight into maintaining your eyesight and health by offering an informative forum and community support.

The group facilitator is Grace Levy-Clarke, MD, uveitis specialist.

The support group will be offered starting in September. The meetings will be held in-person at the WVU Eye Institute in Morgantown; they’ll also be offered virtually. There is no charge to participate, and family and friends are welcome.

Patients with the following autoimmune diseases may benefit from the support group: ankylosing spondylitis, keratitis, lupus, mucous membrane pemphigoid, multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, scleritis, Sjogren’s disease, thyroid disease, ulcerative colitis (Crohn’s disease), and uveitis.

To become a member of the support group send an email to [email protected] or fill out the form below.

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