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 email@example.com).
**NOTE: Dining in the Dark 202 has been rescheduled to July 10. In the meantime, stay safe and well! We look forward to “seeing” you then!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
- 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)