VisionCorps offers a wide array of services to individuals with vision loss. Our team provides comprehensive rehabilitation programming to 2,000 individuals each year. We provide instruction in activities of daily living and support groups, as well as safe and independent travel instruction, to enable individuals to live independently and maintain quality of life.
Are you or a family member experiencing vision loss? Click to travel to our low vision check-list if you think you may be.
Low Vision Check-List
There are many signs that can signal vision loss. For example, even with your regular glasses, you may have difficulty:
- Recognizing faces of friends and relatives.
- Doing things that require you to see well up close such as reading, cooking, sewing, or fixing things around the house.
- Picking out and matching the color of your clothes.
- Doing things at work or home because the light seems dimmer than it used to be.
- Reading street and bus signs or the name of stores.
You may have low vision.
Adult Services include:
Case Managers meet with individuals to assess, plan, and coordinate services available through VisionCorps or community organizations. Case Managers are prepared to discuss VisionCorps menu of services.
Therapists provide individuals with the training and skills to remain independent, such as cooking, home maintenance, and/or using assistive technology.
Orientation and Mobility Specialists provide individuals with skills to travel independently and safely.
Adjustment to vision loss monthly events, peer-to-peer mentoring, and friendly visitor services are available.
The Technology Accessibility Center in our Lancaster location is a place where people who are blind or have low vision can participate in demonstrations of different technology and other devices. Technology resources are also available in our Lebanon and York locations.
Technology empowers people who are blind or have low vision, and can help them with their independence.
Some technology options available to them include video magnifiers, portable magnifiers, apps for smart phones, tablets, and computers. Video magnifiers could help reading newspapers or mail. Portable magnifiers could help reading prescription bottle labels or recipes. Apps can read text on phones or computers.
For more information, contact Mary Lou at email@example.com – 717-205-4141.