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Eye Opener Tours

Eye Opener Tour second Tuesday of every month at noon
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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Eye Run

The 2018 Eye Run is a 5k run/walk and 10k run, proudly sponsored by Lake Eye Associates - all to benefit New Vision for Independence. 

DATE: March 3
LOCATION: Lake Sumter State College, 9501 US Hwy, 441 Leesburg
COST: $20 until March 1, $30 day of race
TIME: day of Race Check In: 6:30-7:15 a.m. 
Races begin: 10k 7:30 a.m., 5k 7:45 a.m.

Race and walking course starts at Lake Sumter State College in Leesburg. The course follows a perimeter road that encircles Silver Lake. Shirts will be given to 5k and 10k participants who register by Feb 17th, and all finishers will receive a custom Eye Run medal.


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Audible Easter Egg Hunt

Join New Vision, the Golden Triangle Kiwanis, Mount Dora Kiwanis, and Thrivent Financial for our inaugural audible Easter egg hunt. 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. 

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! 

Date: Saturday, March 24

Location: Hickory Point Park, 27341 US 19, Tavares

Schedule: 
  • 10 a.m.: photos with the Easter bunny, tactile crafts
  • 11 a.m.: egg hunt begins! All sighted participants must wear blindfolds! Turn in your eggs and blindfold to get your Easter basket.
RSVP: participants MUST pre-register by March 15 to participate. Click here to register for the event!

Dining in the Dark

Dining in the Dark

Join us for the 8th Annual Dining in the Dark event on April 13. This fundraiser meets fun night-out is a great way to learn more about both the challenges faced by those with visual impairment but also how those challenges can be overcome so blindness does not have to mean "the end." Learn more about this event and by your tickets by clicking here.

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9501 US Hwy 441,
Leesburg, FL 34788

Lake-Sumter State College,
Lake Hall, Room 140

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

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