New Vision for Independence, Inc. (New Vision) is a nationally accredited 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and was incorporated on July 18, 2005. New Vision provides unique training to persons experiencing severe bilateral vision loss that is affecting their daily functioning in daily living, vocational, or academic activities. New Vision serves people of all ages — babies, children, teens, adults, and seniors — who reside in Lake and Sumter counties and The Villages. New Vision is the only provider of these vital services for this population in this geographic area.

Mission Statement

New Vision for Independence eliminates barriers to independence for people with vision loss through rehabilitation, community education, advocacy, and support services.

Core Values


The staff and volunteers bring to New Vision knowledge and expertise that is perhaps our most valuable asset. We continue to learn and grow to best serve our community, and to then impart that knowledge on those we serve.


We display passion for the work at hand and bring that passion into everything we do.


We are dedicated to providing the best services possible, to improve the lives of those we serve. Above all, we are dedicated to each other and to New Vision.


We are true to our mission and our cause. We strive to always be above reproach and to behave ethically in all we do.


We serve our clients with a quality that we would want if we need the servings, to serve with kindness, compassion, and empathy. We vow to treat everyone with dignity in service of New Vision.


We deliver services to help empower clients toward independence, and are, ourselves, empowered to best serve our clients.

New Vision also has a DonorEdge portrait, reviewed by the Central Florida Foundation.