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Mission

Our mission is to provide the tools and techniques that maximize the ability of partially sighted children and adults to live successful and independent lives.

History

Established in 1978, The Center for the Partially Sighted is a private non-profit that began as a rehabilitation center specifically for people with low vision. Until the Center was founded, most assistance to visually impaired individuals was designed to help them adjust to complete blindness, instead of optimizing what vision individuals had left. The Center was and continues to be a pioneer in enabling individuals to effectively use their remaining vision. What began as a small clinic as part of the Santa Monica Hospital has grown to the full-fledged independent private nonprofit Center it is today that serves thousands of people.

About Our Founder

founder

Sam Genensky earned his Master’s degree from Harvard and a Doctorate from Brown. After graduation he joined the RAND Corporation, where he headed the invention of CCTV closed circuit television) to help people with limited vision be able to read and work more effectively. After speaking with many people who came to try out the CCTV, Dr. Genensky realized that there was great need for a Center that helped people of all ages, young and old, who still had some remaining vision but were not yet completely blind.

Our mission is to provide the tools and techniques that maximize the ability of partially sighted children and adults to live successful and independent lives.

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