BVA serves as ambassadors and mentors for all veterans and their families coping with sight loss.


BVA continually strives to better the lives of all who served in the Armed Forces living with sight loss
through: expert advocacy, engaged membership, clear communication and peer inspired self-reliance.
Our BVA family epitomizes respect, honor, dedication and commitment to sustain a thriving, informed,
patriotic and connected community.


BVA is the ONLY congressionally chartered Veterans Service Organization created for, consisting of and
led by Visually Impaired Veterans focused on the issues, advocacy and mentorship vital to all veterans
and families coping with sight loss regardless of service connection. Specifically tasked by Congress to:

  • Operate as a not-for-profit corporation exclusively for charitable, educational, patriotic and civic
    improvement purposes
  • Promote the welfare of blinded veterans so that, notwithstanding their disabilities, they may
    take their rightful place in the community and work with their fellow citizens toward the
    creation of a peaceful world
  • Preserve and strengthen a spirit of fellowship among blinded veterans so that they may give
    mutual aid and assistance to one another
  • Maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom and to encourage loyalty to the
    Constitution and laws of the United States and of the States in which they reside


Blinded Veterans Helping Blinded Veterans