Let’s face it, coping with vision loss can be tough. Getting help to understand and navigate is an important step. That’s why vision support services include a low vision rehabilitation consultation, support groups, classes and workshops – offered free – for those living with visual impairment.

For example, Understanding Vision Loss is a popular first workshop designed to provide information for the entire family regarding the basics of visual impairment. Active adult support groups provide discussions and strategies to help overcome obstacles and build confidence. Speaker workshops provide the latest in research, technology and devices.

The first step to transforming the limits of vision loss to a new way of doing life, is to schedule a one-on-one appointment for low vision support. Eye-care physicians are a good information resource and they can also provide the required referral form prior to the first session. An internet search for low vision rehabilitation and coping with vision loss can also render qualified organizations that provide these services.

After the initial low vision consultation, find free classes and events scheduled throughout the year at locations throughout southern California designed to help those with visual impairment learn to be self-reliant and live an active life. Special workshops and seminars with industry-leading guest speakers are also held and can be invaluable for the entire family when a loved one is learning to cope with vision loss.

There is help to cope with any level of vision loss – for any age. Don’t wait to have a low vision rehabilitation consultation and join a support group facilitated by trained professionals to build emotional strength and confidence.  Daily life skills workshops, assistive technology training, and reading and writing or audio and braille book library services also greatly empower for a life well-lived with vision loss.

Find a location for adult support groups.

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