CEI Foundation Vision Clinic: In partnership with the Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation, we provide an on-site Vision Clinic staffed by a volunteer ophthalmologist. It is open the first Friday, and the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and is free for those 18 or older who do not have insurance. To schedule an appointment please call 513-207-6140.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital: Now Open! The Pediatric Low Vision Program, a partnership between Clovernook Center for the Blind and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Ophthalmology. This program provides comprehensive low vision evaluation and rehabilitation services to visually impaired children from 3 – 21 years of age. Our goal is to enhance remaining vision for children with permanent vision loss and to provide access to the visual environment in the classroom, out of school and for activities of daily living. A transdisciplinary team of professionals trained in ophthalmology, optometry, low vision, occupational therapy and education complete an individualized evaluation, rehabilitation plan, and follow-up consultation for each child. Vision enhancing optical devices, assistive technology, educational recommendations and support to local school systems are all part of this service. For more information or to make a referral contact Pediatric Low Vision Program Coordinator, Lisa Milliron at (513) 628-0096.
In addition to clinics, Clovernook’s Low Vision Services provide individuals with vision loss the opportunity to try various low vision devices free of charge to determine what works best for their individual needs. Once a device has been selected, our staff will work to acquire this device at the lowest cost to our consumers.
Clovernook Center offers individual Case Management, as well as Low Vision Support Groups to introduce our blind or visually impaired individuals to others in their community who face similar challenges. Friends and family are welcome to attend these Support Groups who meet the fourth Thursday of every month at 10:00.m. and are led by Clovernook’s Vocational Habilitation Coordinator. The goal is to help individuals be self-sufficient and full participants in their communities.
Employment and Training
Networked to select local businesses, our specialized staff work with and coach our adults who are blind or visually impaired to identify, secure and maintain suitable and competitive jobs. With a staggering unemployment rate of 70% among the blind and visually impaired, our approach is highly customized to meet personal and professional goals to drive success. Please call 513-522-3860 for more information or to arrange a meeting.
An enjoyable, yet structured enrichment program, we offer this unique service Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., to adults who are blind or visually impaired, and who may have circumstances that prevent them from working. Designed to support and challenge individuals, it provides a safe and engaging environment with a variety of stimulating activities.
Art at Clovernook
Our Art Classes encourage individuals who are blind or visually impaired to express themselves creatively.
Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Classes are an open studio to explore a range of art methods, including painting, drawing, ceramics, and weaving. Supplies are provided.
All classes take place in the Procter Center Building located on Clovernook’s main campus in North College Hill. Cost per class is $5.00. If using ACCESS, please arrange your drop-off/pick-up for the upper level of Procter Center.
Our recreational events are held on a monthly basis (at a minimum) and include social, holiday and musical activities, designed to maximize engagement, confidence, learning and fun! Please see our schedule of events under the EVENTS section of our website.
Clovernook Center facilitates year-round activities and a six-week summer camp serving youth ages 4-25 who are blind or visually impaired. We use fun and engaging learning activities to help each child develop their full potential. Focused on their unique challenges, our program includes field trips, social events, talent shows, and much more. Please call 513-522-3860 for more information, or click here for the schedule.