The emotional adjustment to losing your vision can sometimes be the most difficult part of the process. VisionCorps provides a number of opportunities for clients to talk to others who are in, or have been in, similar situations. Knowing that you are not alone and that there are others who have overcome these same challenges is usually the first step in regaining one’s independence.
Educational and Support Groups
VisionCorps staff help to facilitate a variety of groups where individuals are given a forum to share feelings, experiences, and information among others with vision loss. Topics are designed to help individuals learn how to live with loss of vision.
One-on-one support is provided by clients who have already had vision loss. New clients, or those experiencing difficulty coping with vision loss, are paired with an experienced client to discuss experiences and feelings associated with losing their vision. Discussion is usually over the phone, or can be in-person, and is supportive in nature.
From time-to-time, volunteers are available on a temporary basis to assist clients in their home with completing daily living tasks such as reading the mail, labeling, and organization.