National Vision Resources for Adults

LightHouse for the Blind

San Francisco, CA

Service: Training for the Visually Impaired

The LightHouse for the Blind provides multiple programs designed to train the visually impaired in various capacities, from learning independent living skills, to exploring various career paths. Counseling and psychological services are also provided. Various programs can be accessed online or in participating cities across the nation.

More information can be found by visiting the LightHouse website.

The Hadley Institute

Winnetka, IL

Service: Training for the Visually Impaired

The Hadley Institute provides free training and support options for the visually impaired and their families, with over 50,000 available workshops. Training can be obtained virtually online, through print or braille, through audio, or in person in all 50 states.

More information can be found by visiting the Hadley Institute website.

American Printing House

Louisville, KY

Service: Training for the Visually Impaired

The American Printing House is a non-profit organization that specializes in providing education, resources, and independent living technology to the visually impaired. All educational resources are available virtually or can be delivered.

More information can be found by visiting the American Printing House website.

EyeCare America

San Francisco, CA

Service: General Eye Care

EyeCare America, a national program hosted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, offers free medical eye exams and other resources through the help of a network of volunteer ophthalmologists. The program also assists with finding resources for free or discounted eye medication.

More information can be found by visiting the American Academy of Ophthalmology website.

AGS Cares

San Francisco, CA

Service: Glaucoma Care

American Glaucoma Society (AGS) Cares, a public service program hosted by the American Glaucoma Society, provides surgical glaucoma care at no cost to low vision individuals who qualify. Service is provided by glaucoma surgeons who are AGS members, and is available in 49 states and Puerto Rico.

More information can be found by visiting the AGS Website.

Prevent Blindness

Chicago, IL

Service: Low Vision advocacy

Prevent Blindness is a national organization that aims to “prevent blindness and preserve sight” through advocacy, education, and policy action. Prevent Blindness has chapters in multiple states, and also works with a multitude of non-profit organizations across the nation to provide screenings, trainings, and outreach.

More information can be found by visiting the Prevent Blindness website.

American Foundation for the Blind

Arlington, VA

Service: Low Vision advocacy

The American Foundation for the Blind is a national organization that advocates for bettering the lives of children and individuals that are affected by low vision and blindness. AFB also provides educational resources to low vision individuals so they can improve and maintain their independence and quality of life.

More information can be found by visiting the AFB website.

Vision Center

Los Angeles, CA

Service: Low Vision Education

The Vision Center an online resource designed to educate individuals who are seeking information on a variety of low vision topics, including low vision technology, eye conditions, and eye surgery.

More information can be found by visiting the Vision Center website.

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