Are you over age 55 and facing new challenges due to vision loss? Whether you have some amount of usable vision or are fully blind, Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB) can help you to become more self-reliant and to improve your quality of life.
Adaptive Living Program
Most vision loss is a result of age-related eye disorders such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and glaucoma. Whether it comes on gradually or suddenly, a change in vision can leave you with a lot of questions: What do I do in an emergency? Can I continue to live alone? How do I figure out what adaptive equipment is right for me? Where can I go for help? At HKSB, we’ll help you to find the answers, providing you with the guidance, training and devices you need to handle challenging situations with confidence.
After an intake assessment, our staff of experts will help you to set rehabilitation goals and make a plan to achieve them. You’ll receive individualized rehabilitation and low vision services tailored to your specific needs.
What We Offer
During the program, you’ll have the opportunity to be examined by a low vision doctor, try out the latest in low vision aids, learn strategies to help you take care of your home, travel safely, and get support from a social worker who has experience helping people adjust to vision loss.