Programs & Services

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Eye Disease Simulations

This link takes you to the National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute’s website where online simulations for Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Cataract, Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Myopia, and Retinitis Pigmentosa are provided.

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Rules for Assisting the Blind

Here are a few simple things to do when meeting or working with people who are blind or visually impaired that can help make your interactions easier.

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About Vision Impairment

Did you know? At least 10 million people are blind in the US today, according to American Foundation for the Blind.In Florida, the incidence is 10 per 1,000 individuals, or twice the national rate according to the National Eye Institute.

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Top 10 Misconceptions about Blind People

Misconceptions of blind people are vast, contradictory, and are derived mostly from a mix of unfamiliarity with blind people and the belief that to experience blindness all one needs to do is close your eyes. Here is a list of those misconceptions and how they manifest.

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White Cane Walk for Independence

October 15th is National White Cane Safety Day! White Cane Awareness Events are held annually, in several parts of the country, to educate the public and to keep walkers safe. Our Lighthouse began hosting its annual White Cane Awareness Day Walk for Independence in 2008. White Cane Awareness Day Walks for Independence provide an opportunity for the […]

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Helen Keller – Author, Speaker, Suffragette, Humanitarian

Helen Keller became deaf and blind at a very early age but with the help of a Teacher, she was able to develop communication skills and lead a productive and independent life.

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