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Eye Opener Tours

If you lost your vision, how would you pour a glass of water? Use a computer? How would you live?

Let us show you! 

Join us for a 45-minute experiential tour of services that help people of all ages overcome vision loss. 

New Vision’s Eye Opener tours happen the second Tuesday of every month at noon at New Vision’s office, 9501 US Hwy 441, Leesburg (Lake Sumter State College, Lake Hall room 140). Light refreshments provided. 

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Audible Easter Egg Hunt

New Vision for Independence is hosting our second audible Easter egg hunt on April 15 at Hickory Point Park in Tavares. This event seeks to give visually impaired children in Lake and Sumter Counties the opportunity to participate in the annual tradition of an Easter egg hunt, as well as give sighted children the opportunity to experience, in a small way, how a visually impaired friend or classmate may experience the same activity. For the first time, this event is open to the public, and any sighted children will wear blindfolds in order to participate. Hundreds of beeping Easter eggs will be hidden throughout Hickory Point Park for all participants to find. The Easter bunny will also stop by for photos! 

All participants must pre-register by 5 p.m. on April 7. Click here for schedule or to register for the event!

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Dining in the Dark

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 wearing night vision goggles. The seventh annual Dining in the Dark event is designed to raise awareness about blindness and raise funds for New Vision for Independence, our local non-profit serving people with low vision or blindness and their families in Lake and Sumter Counties and The Villages. 

When: April 7, 2017
Where: Lake Receptions, 
4425 N. HWY 19A, Mount Dora
Tickets: $70 per person or sponsor a named table of 8 for $600

We are currently sold out! Please email Chantel at to be added to the wait list.

Event Photos

Photos of many of New Vision's events are posted on the New Vision Facebook page

Help Us Change Lives

Please make a tax-deductible donation today to help babies, children, teens, adults, and seniors learn to adapt to and overcome vision loss!

You can also help out by applying to volunteer with New Vision!

Connect With Us

9501 US Hwy 441,
Leesburg, FL 34788

Lake-Sumter State College,
Lake Hall, Room 140

(352) 435-5040
Fax: (352) 435-6303

Shop Your Support!

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Shop our selection of New Vision-themed shirts, hats, cups, and so much more. Click to visit our Cafe Press store!

(We are working on adding descriptions to each product - thank you for your patience. If you need assistance, please call our office at 352-435-5040.)

Thanks to Our Supporters

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Visionaries ($5,000)
  • Lake Eye Associates
Partners ($1,000)
  • Colleen Kollmann
  • Magnifying America
  • Don & Luanna Marx
  • MBI 
  • Mount Dora Community Trust
  • Sara Jane & Jonathon Olson
  • Rogers Foundation
  • Irma & Orville Parker Charitable Trust
  • Sons of AMVETS Squadron #1999
  • C. Warren Barry Charitable Trust
  • Henry W. Bull Foundation
  • Florida Endowment for Vocational Rehabilitation / The Able Trust

9501 US Highway 441, Leesburg, FL 34788
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