Each year, Vista Center assists over 3,000 youth, adult, and senior clients living with blindness or visual impairment to improve their functionality in spite of visual challenges -- to live their best life.
Each visually impaired client we serve receives a customized Vista Center Rehabilitation Plan, created by certified low vision staff and optometrists. The plan supports them on their journey from vision challenges - to where they want to be, and who they want to be.
Vista Center programs and services place Certified Teachers for the visually impaired in schools, helping youth prepare for adulthood. We send our social workers into homes to customize individual living plans. We train clients to find and use technology, and we host support groups to build a community that energizes each person to live a rich and rewarding life.=
Vista Center is the "YES, YOU CAN" for people living with vision loss:
- Yes, you can continue your working career – check email and use the latest technology.
- Yes, you can take care of your family with self-reliance – you can plan, shop, and prepare a meal.
- Yes, you can go out to dinner with friends – continue your social life with confidence.
- Yes, you can participate in Spring Ski Week – an opportunity to take risks and tackle challenges.
When your loved one's eyesight weakens, Vista Center is often the only option after a medical diagnosis . Medical insurance/Medicare does not cover the cost of vision loss rehabilitation. Vista Center bridges the gap - by offering our services at low or no cost to clients . Vision loss does not have to create stressful dependencies on families.
Our current budget has a significant funding gap. Only with your generosity can our staff and volunteers provide caring support for people trying to manage their vision loss challenges – socially, emotionally, and functionally – to live their best life.