Vision impairment — including low vision — is a vision problem that makes it hard to do everyday activities, like driving or reading. Vision impairment can’t be fixed with glasses, contacts, or other standard treatments like medicine or surgery.
The good news is that vision rehabilitation services can help people with vision impairment make the most of the vision they have.
Vision rehabilitation at a glance
- Includes a wide range of services
- Can help people with vision impairment maintain their independence
- May involve a team of providers, like eye care professionals, therapists, counselors, and social workers
People who could benefit from vision rehabilitation may not know about the help that’s available. That’s why we need your help getting the word out about vision rehabilitation!
There are many types of vision rehabilitation services. They might involve:
- Devices, like magnifiers
- Assistive technology, like screen readers
- Educational workshops, like presentations on kitchen safety
- Emotional support, like counseling or support groups
Browse NEHEP resources
Our educational resources will help you spread the word that vision rehabilitation can help people make the most of their sight.
Use resources from our partners
NEHEP partners include organizations that center the needs of people with vision impairment. You can share:
- Workshops for doing daily tasks from Hadley, including a series all about cooking in English and Spanish
- Tele-support groups from Lighthouse Guild
- Resources for living with vision impairment from Prevent Blindness
Hand out articles and fact sheets
Our articles and handouts make it easy to spread the word about vision rehabilitation. You can share them online or print and hand them out in your community.
Share infocards and infographics
These are helpful for older adults, community leaders, and partner organizations. Print them out to hang in common areas or post them on your website and social media.
Watch videos about vision impairment
Use our videos to help people learn about vision impairment and related eye conditions and what it's like to live with them.
Be part of Low Vision Awareness Month in February
Join people across the country to raise awareness about low vision and vision rehabilitation!
Work with the media
Partnering with local newspapers, radio stations, or TV networks is a powerful way to reach people in your community — and we have tips and ready-to-use articles that make it easy.