New Vision is excited to offer several new support groups. Below is our calendar of upcoming gatherings. For more info, visit our Support Groups page. or contact Scott Foxall at our office (352-435-5040 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Check out New Vision’s latest video, titled “What if vision didn’t have to be so hard?” This short video follows one of our graduates through her vision loss journey, from hopeless to hopeful.
Please consider making a donation to help us help more people!
For adults seeking employment, we provide training in assistive technology, mobility training, job readiness, and much more, to help adults with low vision or blindness maintain or gain employment.
Check our our Services pages for info on our Adult/Vocational services.
We provide individualized services for kids of all ages with vision loss.
In this photo, Isaiah, age 6, holds up a bag of popcorn he successful cooked in the microwave all by himself. This was one many skills mastered during our intensive summer camp for our VIKINGs (Visually Impaired Kids Investigating New Ground), ages 6 to 13, during the summer of 2019.
Check out our Services for more info on our Youth programs.
New Vision for Independence and Lake Eye Associates invite you to “dine for a night without sight” at our annual Dining in the Dark event. Experience food, drink and conversation as you may never have before – without your sight. In this unique dining experience, you will eat dinner in total darkness. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, as part of a training exercise, will serve you while wearing night vision goggles. The 10th annual Dining in the Dark event is designed to raise awareness about blindness and raise funds for New Vision, our local non-profit serving people with low vision or blindness and their families in Lake and Sumter Counties and The Villages.
When: April 17, 2020 | Cocktails & silent auction 6:00 | Dining experience 7:15
Where: Lake Receptions, 4425 N. HWY 19A, Mount Dora
SWAT Photo Sponsor:
We are currently sold out for this event. Please email Shelly at email@example.com to be added to the wait list. Thank you!
In addition, New Vision hosts several unique special events throughout the year. Check out our Events page for more!
For adults who lose their vision later in life, we provide individualized training to help them adapt to this new normal.
In the photo, Mary demonstrates that she can now spread peanut butter on crackers without “making a mess.” This is one of many goals she mastered during her time with us.
For more information about our Independent Living services, visit our Services page.
New Vision is partnering with White Cane Coffee to bring delicious, fair trade, organic coffee to Lake County.
Their small batch roasted, organic, single origin coffee ensures is “the best you can get in both taste and quality.”
White Cane Coffee was started by a 22-year-old woman named Erin who is blind and on the autism spectrum, as are her brothers. They started this company not only to deliver excellent coffee but to provide jobs to people with disabilities at a living wage.
In Stock Now
3oz. Bags $4.50 –Makes 20 cups
- Donut Shop (medium)
- Dark Roast (dark)
- Breakfast (light)
- Creamy Caramel
- Dragon’s Roast (dark)
- Lighthouse (medium)
Buy 2 bags, get a free reusable k-cup!
K-Cups $10 – 12 pods per box
- Colombian Supremo Decaf
- Colombian Supremo
- French Roast
- Jamaican Me Crazy
- Creamy Caramel
- Dragon’s Roast
- Donut Shop
New Vision’s 2020 large print calendars are now available! These calendars are 17″x11″ when closed, bound at the top. When open, the calendar is approx. 17″x17″.
- 490,120 Floridians are visually impaired or blind (Source: Florida Association of Agencies Serving the Blind, 2013)
- Florida is 2nd in the U.S. for visual impairment, macular degeneration, glaucoma, & cataracts; 3rd in the U.S. for diabetic retinopathy (Source: Prevent Blindness, 2012)
In Lake and Sumter Counties:
- More than 13,000 Lake & Sumter residents are visually impaired or blind (Source: Florida Association of Agencies Serving the Blind, 2013)
Effect of Vision Loss:
- Americans believe that severe vision loss would negatively impact their lives more than HIV/AIDS, cancer, stroke, heart attack/disease, diabetes, and deafness (Source: American Foundation for the Blind, 2007)
Effect of Vision Rehabilitation:
- Maintaining robust instrumental activities of daily living reduces mortality risk in those with uncorrectable vision loss. (Source: JAMA Network Journals, 2014)