Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision offers programs and services that promote independence and dignity for people who are vision impaired or blind, their family, friends and the community. The Center serves 29 counties throughout southeast Coastal Georgia and provides services for more than 475 people each year…and those numbers continue to rise.
We are excited to announce the return of Dining in The Dark, an exceptional event giving guests an intimate understanding of vision loss.
On Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at Embassy Suites Downtown Savannah, GA, take part in a unique gala dinner designed to raise awareness about vision loss. Experience a sumptuous four-course meal served in complete darkness by Savannah Metro’s SWAT team using their night-vision technology.
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What happens in the dark?
Dining in The Dark is a rare and unique sensory experience that you will never forget. Guests enter the Embassy Suite’s beautiful dining area in two phases. First, a blackout chamber allows your eyes to adjust to complete darkness. After five minutes, you will be escorted to your table by your SWAT guide. Once at your table, your senses will begin their journey that will take you to a whole new heightened appreciation of smell, taste, sound, and touch.
I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God made world, not a man-made world.
Our low vision clinic provides assessments, recommendations and training so that you can use your remaining vision most effectively. While we can make no promises, over ninety percent of people going through the clinic are able to improve the functional use of their vision.
We believe that the skillful use of computers and other technologies is essential in personal, professional and educational activities, opening opportunities for learning, employment and leisure.
We provide service in 29 counties of Southeast Georgia. Depending on individual needs, services are offered either in the home or center-based.
The Center is located at 1141 Cornell Avenue in Savannah, GA. Our facility offers a home-based approach and allows students to interact with an environment that more closely resembles their every-day living experiences.