Fact: Only 3% of people who would benefit from vision rehabilitation ever receive it (National Eye Institute)
Solution: VISIONS serves over 1,500 people of all ages with vision rehabilitation services annually.
Fact: Only one third of blind people seeking jobs are working
Solution: VISIONS is #1 in job placements of blind New Yorkers
Fact: Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance do not cover comprehensive vision rehabilitation services, equipment or optical aids
Solution: VISIONS training services including many types of equipment and aids are provided free of charge with no billing of insurance
Fact: More than half of babies born with vision impairment also have other disabilities
Solution: VISIONS professional certified and licensed staff is trained to work with children with multiple disabilities including children with cortical vision impairment.
Fact: As the population ages, more older persons experience vision loss
Solution: VISIONS operates a senior center adapted and accessible for blind older persons, offers rehabilitation to increase independence and provides training and support for unpaid caregivers
Fact: Blind youth without college degrees and limited technology skills have difficulty qualifying for jobs
Solution: VISIONS youth services emphasize skill training and VISIONS residential vocational rehabilitation center focuses on blind youth age 18 to 22 who graduate work ready.
Welcome to VISIONS
VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a nonprofit rehabilitation and social service organization whose purpose is to develop and implement programs to assist people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to lead independent and active lives in their homes and communities.
For People with Vision Loss
Adjusting to vision loss is a process that takes training and practice. VISIONS serves people of all ages in every neighborhood of New York City, Long Island and Westchester
Yes, They Can!
People who are blind and visually impaired are very capable of handling the requirements of daily needs and of functioning in the workplace.
For Families & Unpaid Caregivers
Success for every blind person depends on family support
How You can Help
We can always use your dollars, but equally important is your TIME, your INTEREST, your DESIRE to participate in our efforts
Locations & Service Area
Serving the Greater NY Metropolitan Area