Our Low Vision Center is named after Chet Solowiej, former Board member, volunteer and library booster. As an active member in the Plymouth Lions Club, Chet helped the library secure Lions Foundation grants facilitating the development of our large print books, audio books and magnifier collections. He also helped establish our Low Vision Support Group.
Low Vision Support Group
We meet on the 1st Thursday of every month. Sessions are social and informative, and are open to anyone for whom glasses are no longer sufficient. Friends, family and caregivers are welcome to attend. Discussion covers daily living, assistive devices, accommodations, news and resources. We frequently welcome guest speakers. Past topics: Eye Diseases, Medicare, Emergency Preparedness, Descriptive Video, Siri & Alexa,
Charles Bonnet Syndrome, the accessible kitchen, and so on.
Drop-in and check us out!
Collections & Equipment
• Audio Book Collection (CD & MP3)
• Books and pamphlets about vision loss
• Computer with ZOOM Software, large screen monitor, large
print keyboard and Internet access
• Digital Talking Book Players
• Downloadable Books, Magazines, Music
• Large Print Book Collection
• Magnifier Collection
• Optelec CCTV
Low Vision Resource Center Suggested Resources / Agencies
Braille & Talking Book Library, Lansing Michigan
American Foundation for the Blind
The foundation provides resources to assist with living a healthy, productive life with vision loss.
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Independent living through distance education programs.
National Eye Institute (National Institutes of Health)
Research, training, information and programs about eye diseases, visual disorders and preservation of sight.
National Macular Degeneration Support Group
Help people educate themselves about loss of vision and how to meet daily challenges (support group, current research, etc.)
Local Low Vision Medical Centers
University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
Henry Ford Center for Vision Rehabilitation & Research