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“Colton told me he didn't think many cared he was blind, but on that day everyone wanted to help him see better." -------- “We walk to school every day because I don’t drive, so his telescope for around his neck allows him to read street signs and numbers on houses. All of these things feel like miracles in our lives.” ------- “From a medical perspective, the child’s individual potential is invaluable.” ------- “As a parent I left the clinic with a sense of relief” ------- “That was the best eye doctor visit I have ever had!” ------- “One day I went to the clinic. Man, it was cool.”

If you would like to refer a student to a CLVP clinic, please fill out the NEW online referral form.

Online Referral Form

Welcome to the CLVP-BC Site

CLVP-BC is designed to provide comprehensive low vision assessment to school age children throughout British Columbia.   This project brings together professionals trained in Ophthalmology, Optometry, Orientation and Mobility, Assistive Technology and Education to evaluate each child, prescribe and dispense low vision devices, make recommendations to support the child, family, teachers, schools and other professionals working with the child.

Our Story

CLVP-BC began in November 2005 with its first clinic being in Kelowna. The Project was originally funded by a grant from the Ministry of Children and Families Development and fully supported by School District #23 Student Support Services. The Project is modeled after the CVRP model (Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Project) in West Virginia. The CLVP team was created to supplement the needs of low vision students in British Columbia to provide a functional vision assessment, a clinical vision assessment, an orientation and mobility assessment, an assistive technology assessment and an optical aids assessment. The CLVP lending library provides optical aids for near and distance free of charge to students attending a CLVP clinic. The CLVP team’s primary focus is to improve the literacy skills and quality of life for these students.

The CLVP-BC model has been replicated in Alberta since 2009. This is called the Children’s Travelling Low Vision Clinic of Southern Alberta and is funded by the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. Other provinces are considering replicating the CLVP-BC model in the future.

If you are hosting a clinic, please click here.

If you are bringing a student to a clinic, please click here.

2016 Clinic Dates:

Vanderhoof - May 11 - 12, 2016
Location: WL McLeod Elementary
187 Victoria Street E.
Vanderhoof, BC
Student submissions being accepted now.

Kamloops - October 27 - 28, 2016
Location: TBD
Student submissions being accepted now.

Surrey - November 24 - 25, 2016
Location: TBD
Student submissions being accepted now.

 

Additional 2016-2017 locations and dates TBD.

 

 

 

   
Our Partners

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Ministry of Education

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