Blind and Low Vision Services (BLVS)

Independent Living for the Older Blind Program

These services are provided to older visually impaired or blind individuals so they can live more independently in their homes and communities.

Services include:

  • Low vision evaluations — testing to determine type and strength of
    magnification needed
  • Purchase of Adaptive Aids — handheld magnifiers, kitchen, handwriting and other small devices to enhance independence
  • Daily Living Skills Training — ways to do everyday tasks with limited vision or blindness
  • Orientation and mobility training — how to safely move around your home and community
  • Referral to other agencies — referrals or information about other programs

To be eligible for this program, you must be 55 years or older and have a serious visual impairment.

Blind and Low Vision Services are available statewide.

To access these services, contact one of the four Montana Blind and Low Vision teams.

Billings Blind and Low Vision Services Team
2121 Rosebud Dr Suite C-1
Billings, MT 59102
888-279-7532 (toll-free consumer line)
406-248-4801 (voice)
406-652-6046 (TTY)
406-652-1781 (fax)

Butte Blind and Low Vision Services Team
700 Casey Street, Suite B
Butte, MT 59701
888-279-7531 (toll-free consumer line)
406-496-4925 (voice/TTY)
406-782-8728 (fax)

Great Falls Blind and Low Vision Services Team
201 1st Street So, Suite 2
Great Falls, MT 59405
888-279-7527 (toll-free consumer line)
406-454-6060 (voice)
406-454-6080 (TTY)
406-464-6084 (fax)

Missoula Blind and Low Vision Services Team
2675 Palmer, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801
888-279-7528 (toll-free consumer line)
406-329-5400 (voice/TTY)