Friends of Vision

The Friends of Vision are the heart of the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology.

Many DIO programs are enhanced by the Friends of Vision, whose volunteers provide support in several ways, including:

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  • Assistance with phone call reminders and refreshments for meetings
  • Providing transportation to meetings and events
  • Serving and assisting at support group meetings
  • Escorting members on field trips
  • Managing the annual Friends of Vision Raffle and a variety of other support group events throughout the year.

The key to our success

Behind these and other programs, you will find volunteers who are committed to helping the visually impaired have the highest possible quality of life. Our volunteers take a real interest in our members, often forming lasting personal friendships. The DIO could not survive without the passionate efforts of the Friends of Vision, which continues to be the steadying hand helping the DIO to achieve its goals.

Become a volunteer

New members are always welcome, and dues are just $25 per year. Volunteers have many opportunities to make a difference in the life of the visually impaired. All necessary training is included, and volunteers can choose the activities that best fit their interests and schedules.

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Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email

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