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Lighthouse International

111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-821-9200; 1-800-829-0500
Fax: 212-821-9712
TTD: 212-821-9713
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Chief of External Affairs
Fax: 212–821–9703


  • Mission:

    Lighthouse International, a worldwide resource on vision impairment and rehabilitation, is dedicated to enabling people of all ages to overcome the challenges of vision loss. Lighthouse provides services in the greater New York region. Its education and research are national and international.

    Lighthouse International's state-of-the-art continuing education programs are available in clinical low vision care and vision rehabilitation for new and experienced professionals and paraprofessionals. Low vision is an urgent and growing public health issue that is impacting everyone's practice. Lighthouse International has worked hard to ensure that you'll find something in their program offerings to help you enhance your services and meet patients' needs - no matter what your specialty or area of practice.

  • Membership/Affiliates:

    Lighthouse International has more than 18,000 low vision continuing education alumni, located throughout the United States and abroad.

  • Programs/Activities:

    Lighthouse International offers the most extensive, multidisciplinary continuing education programs available in the field, including clinical training opportunities; self-paced, accessible online courses; and timely webinars. Lighthouse has taken a fresh look at the needs of today's professionals and revamped their offerings to bring new topics in new ways. This gives you the opportunity to learn what you need, when you need it.

    Many of the Lighthouse programs are accredited by a wide range of organizations, including the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education, the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals, and JCAHPO.

    You will benefit from the vast experience and expertise of the Lighthouse faculty—an internationally recognized group of clinicians in the fields of low vision care and vision rehabilitation—whose up-to-the-minute knowledge and practical suggestions can help you save time and money as you apply what you learn to your own practice.

  • Meetings:

    Lighthouse International offers online courses and clinical training programs.

Date Last Updated
February 2012

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health