Here is a list of some helpful resources for patients with low vision and/or live in the state of Hawaii:
Ho’opono (Services for the Blind Program): “To make things right for those who are blind and visually impaired” Ho’opono is located at 1901 Bachelot Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 and can be reached by telephone at (808) 586-5269. From Hilo, call (808) 974-6444. From Kauai, call (808) 274-3333. From Kona, call (808) 323-2629. From Maui, call (808) 984-8350.
Hawaii State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: Located at 402 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815. For information and application forms, call (V/T): 733-8444. Fax: 733-8449. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books on Tape: Check with your nearest library to see if they support this media format.
Hawaii Association for the Blind: “Advocating independence, equality and opportunity for the blind” HAB is located at 1255 Nuuanu Avenue, #1102, Honolulu HI 96817. They can be reached by telephone at (808) 521-6213.
Handi-Van: The Handi-Van is the City and County of Honolulu’s paratransit service for persons with disabilities.
Eye on AMD Program: Sponsored by Genentech – connects people with age-related macular degeneration and their loved ones to resources that they may need to manage their condition. This information is helpful for persons in all stages of AMD.
LowVision.com: To improve quality of life for those who are visually impaired through awareness, resources, and solutions.