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Free Vision Classes & Instruction

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 1:03 am

Do you have macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts or other eye conditions? New Vision for Independence, a non-profit agency serving Lake and Sumter counties, is enrolling students with visual impairments into our free upcoming classes.
If your vision loss is making it difficult for you to do daily tasks such as pour a cup of hot coffee, dial the telephone, cook, identify money or medication, or see steps and curbs, New Vision’s Independent Living Skills classes can teach you to successfully complete these tasks and enable you to return to a life of independence and confidence.
The classes also include group discussion and presentations to help with adjusting to vision loss. Topics include anatomy of the eye, common eye conditions, and self-advocacy. Students are assisted in obtaining numerous community resources including free telephone directory assistance, handicapped parking permits, property and income tax exemptions, Talking Books, and ID cards, as needed.
New Vision also offers FREE CLASSES in: typing/keyboarding; computers; Braille; orientation & mobility; family workshops. For additional information:  Call (352) 435-5040.