Dining in the Dark 2019

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 ninth 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 12, 2018 | Cocktails & silent auction 6:00 | Dining experience 7:15

Where: Lake Receptions, 4425 N. HWY 19A, Mount Dora

Tickets: $75 per person, $650 for a sponsored table of 8


  • Salad: mixed greens topped with feta cheese, dried cranberries, and candied walnuts, with your choice of raspberry vinaigrette or ranch
  • Entree: your choice of
    • MEAT duet plate of pork tenderloin with bourbon apple chutney AND sliced sirloin with red wine sauce OR
    • VEGETARIAN plate of cheese manicotti with marinara sauce
  • Sides: corn & zucchini souffle, green beans with almonds

We are sold out as of 3/26/19. Email us to be added to the wait list: cbuck@newvisionfl.org, or call 352-435-5040.

In addition, New Vision hosts several unique special events throughout the year. Check out our Events page for more!