Low Vision Resources

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai's Institute of Continuing Medical Education is providing this Compendium of Low Vision Services and Aids in the tri-state area as a service to our patients and Physicians.

View the Low Vision Resource Compendium

If visitors to the website are aware of additional low vision services or aids, please contact:

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
Institute for Continuing Medical Education
310 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003

Local Museum Offers Tours and More for People with Low Vision

Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art, located at 150 W. 17th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues in Manhattan, is offering free Verbal Description and Touch tours the 2nd Thursday of every month at 2 PM for visitors who are blind or partially sighted.

In the Verbal Description and Touch tours trained guides combine touch objects, such as sculpture, art materials, woodblocks, and ritual implements with the sounds and smells of the Himalayas, including bells, music and incense to create a unique sensory experience.

Tours are offered on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm. Rubin Museum of ArtPlease schedule two weeks in advance by contacting the Group Visits Office by phone, 212.620.5000 x345, or by email, reservations@rmanyc.org. Special individual tours may also be arranged. Museum admission is waived for tour participants.

Rubin Museum representatives are available to visit organizations with touchable objects from the museum’s collection and to offer a brief presentation about these tours to staff or community members. There are other programs as well for Visitors Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Senior Visitors, and Mindful Connections: Visitors With Dementia and Their Caregivers. The museum is wheelchair accessible.

Please see the museum website for more information: http://www.rma2.org/pages/load/276