May 15, 2019

The IC Launches New Low Vision Program

Blindness & Low Vision LogoBy Amber Carlton

 

As part of its commitment to helping individuals with low vision and blindness live a full and active life, The Independence Center has launched a brand new Low Vision program.

The goal of the Low Vision program, which is geared toward people ages 18 – 54, is to help individuals maintain their independence and improve their quality of life by learning new skills and connecting with peers.

Services provided include:

Peer support meetings.

Demonstrations of and training on the latest adaptive technology and devices.

Home visits to assess and assist with making the environment safe and accessible, including:

    • Techniques for using appliances safely.
    • Cooking and cleaning.
    • Organizing wardrobes and other personal affects.

There is no cost for these services, and the program can assist anyone living in El Paso, Teller, Park, Kit Carson, Lincoln, and Cheyenne counties.

Life can be fulfilling and productive with any degree of vision loss. Give The IC a call at 719-471-8181 to learn more!