What is low vision?

Low vision is even with glasses, contact lens, medicine or surgery you have difficulty seeing, which makes everyday tasks like reading the mail, shopping and cooking challenging.

The leading causes for vision loss are macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma.

Getting help if you have low vision

Losing your vision doesn’t mean giving up on your life activities, it just means learning new ways of doing them.

Braille Institute Low Vision Rehabilitation Service

Get help to:
• Maximize your remaining vision
• Maintain independence
• Perform day-to-day tasks and stay active
Free service –
no insurance
approval needed

Personalized one-on-one consultation by a professional and certified Occupational Therapist trained in low vision:
• Assess your specific needs such as reading, watching TV, getting around and more
• Receive practical tips on lighting, contrast and glare
• Explore magnification devices suited for your vision loss
• Receive suggestions for other free resources such as hands-on technology training, audiobook library service and independent living skills

Get Started

Free Macular Degeneration Seminar on Fri., Feb 28 – Register now, limited space
Free Understanding Vision Loss Seminar on Wed., Feb 26 – Register now, limited space
Schedule a Free appointment to meet with a Low Vision specialist - Call (858) 452-1111
Anne Hanneken, M.D.
Anne Hanneken, M.D.
“Braille Institute’s low vision service is very helpful to my patients who receive valuable support – improving their visual function, supporting their independent living and assisting with their emotional outlook.”

“It was such an encouragement to learn that I could be more independent and not have to rely on people for everything.”

– Barbara, Low Vision Client, Macular Degeneration

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“Hearing the diagnosis from your doctor is not the same as coming here and having them show you exactly what you are not seeing – that’s why this has been such a valuable experience.”

– Sheila, Low Vision Client, Glaucoma

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The Braille Institute San Diego Regional Center

Contact Info

Address:4555 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone:(858) 452-1111
Fax:(858) 452-1688