The Lighthouse stresses education because learning how to use adaptive tools at home and in class improves skills and makes it easier to perform daily tasks.
The Lighthouse provides training in skills that promote self-sufficiency and independence in the lives of individuals who have vision loss. Simple tasks can be overwhelming and challenging but with low vision aids, resources and specialized training, individuals can re-enter their world with renewed confidence and independence. Training may vary from individual in-home instruction to facility-based classroom training sessions.
Lighthouse teachers are specifically trained in Rehabilitation Education for Visual Disabilities and are certified through the Academy Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP).
To schedule an appointment, call: (941) 359-1404 or toll free (877) 770-1404.
Hear what graduates of our classes and programs are saying:
"I learned about products and ways that others have learned to cope so that my horizons have expanded."
"I learned that there were very many people like me, I'm not a lost soul."
"I don't know what I would have done without the Lighthouse classes. I was thoroughly depressed and unable to cope. Now I feel more confident that life isn't so bad after all."
"The Lighthouse is a wonderful institution. Everyone was so helpful and I learned so much. I would not hesitate to recommend the Lighthouse to those that need help. I intend on taking more classes and returning to support group sessions. I consider myself lucky."
"You have filled the last 8 weeks with excitement and joy. Many thanks."
"I am so pleased I enrolled in the classes. As my sight lessens I feel much better prepared to make the adjustment and hope to maintain independent living as long as I can."
"I went from total helplessness to the realization that there's still a lot that I can do."
"I have more self-confidence and feel more secure."
We extend our education into the community through presentations, speaking engagements and mini-courses. Call the Lighthouse today for a presentation to your retirement community, church or civic group. Speakers are available by calling:
(941) 359-1404 or Toll Free 1 (877) 770-1404
Lighthouse of Manasota | 7318 N Tamiami Trail | Sarasota, FL 34243 | (941) 359-1404