Resources for Low Vision and Blindness

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Serving Alfred, Auburn, Boothbay, Falmouth, Lewiston, Newcastle, Portland, Scarborough, Yarmouth, and surrounding areas since 1994

Founded in Massachusetts in 1994, AdaptiVision is proud to serve our customers throughout New England.  Our business model is based on direct service to customers in Maine through in-home consultations, whether face-to-face or remotely by phone and video chat.  Through our personalized service you will receive the best custom solutions to help you achieve greater independence. 

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We love visiting Maine for all of its scenic and cultural beauty.  Here are some activities and recreational spots we recommend checking out.


Helping one person at a time achieve greater independence

As of 2016, there were reportedly 30,800 individuals in Maine with a visual disability, according to statistics from the National Federation of the Blind.  Our goal is to help each individual find greater independence through the use of technology.  To learn more, simply schedule an appointment by following the link below.

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 Maine Resources for Low Vision and Blindness

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Eye Care

Maine Optometric Association
72 Western Avenue
Augusta, ME 04330
Local Telephone: (207) 626-9920

ME Low Vision Support Groups

Note: This list is provided as a courtesy only.  For the most up-to-date information, visit


  • Cumberland County Support Group (The Iris Network – 189 Park Ave – Portland, ME)
  • The Dover Low Vision Group (The Community Center – Thayer Parkway – Dover-Foxcroft, ME)
  • Gardiner, Augusta and Waterville Peer Mentoring and Support Group (Augusta Maine General Hospital – Maine Floor – Conference Room #3)
  • Visually Impaired Persons (VIP) Sharing (Oxford Lanes Bowling Alley – Route 2 – Rumford, ME)
  • Visually Impaired Support Team Alliance (VISTA) (The VISTA toll-free call in number is 800-719-7514 and the guest access code is 594111, without # sign.)
  • The Lewiston Auburn Support Group (George’s Pizza – 563 Center Street – Auburn, ME)
  • The Wells Support Group (Wells Congregational Church – Post Road [US Route 1] – Wells, ME)
  • A Visually Impaired Persons (VIP) group in Boothbay Harbor Community Center (Meadow Mall – 185 Townsend Ave – Boothbay Harbor, ME)
  • Bangor Low Vision Support Group (Career Center – 45 Oak Street – Suite #3 – Bangor, ME)
  • The Sunshine Club (Eric’s Restaurant & Catering – 105 College Ave – Waterville, ME)
  • The Rainbow Club (Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal Church – 209 Eastern Ave – Augusta, ME)
  • Education and Support Group (The Iris Network – 189 Park Ave – Portland, ME)
  • Maine Bowlers Association (1-7-10 Bowling – Augusta, ME)


Catholic Charities Maine: Education Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Children
1066 Kenduskeag Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401
Local Telephone: (207) 941-2855

The Iris Network (Helps people who are visually impaired or blind attain independence and community integration)
189 Park Avenue
Portland, ME 04102
Local Telephone: (207) 774-6273
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 715-0097
TDD/TTY Telephone: (207) 715-0097


mPower Loans (Adaptive equipment and transportation assistance loan program for individuals & businesses)
Phone: (800) 640-7200

Thorndike Press (Large print book publisher)
295 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Waterville, ME 04901
Local Telephone: (800) 223-1244 4
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 223-1244

State Agencies

Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Maine State Library
64 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0064
Local Telephone: (207) 287-5650
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 762-7106

Maine Consumer Information and Technology Training Exchange
Main CITE Coordinating Center
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
Local Telephone: (207) 621-3195
TDD/TTY Telephone: (207) 621-3482

Maine Department of Education: Child Development Services, Interdepartmental Coordinating Council on Early Intervention
146 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Local Telephone: (207) 624-6660
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 355-8611

Maine Department of Labor: Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
2 Anthony Avenue
#150 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0150
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 794-1110
Toll Free Telephone: Reg.# (800) 698-4440
TDD/TTY Telephone: (207) 624-5955

Maine Office of Elder Services
Department of Health and Human Services
11 State House Station
442 Civic Center Drive
Augusta, ME 04333
Local Telephone: (207) 287-9200
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 262-2232
TDD/TTY Telephone: (800) 606-0215

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