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Community Education

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“If you can’t see something, say something.”

This national public service awareness campaign was designed to educate, engage and empower people who are 55+ with low vision to maintain and regain their independence by utilizing the vision rehabilitation services and low vision services.

  • Over 3 million Americans 55 and older have difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses.
  • Almost 1 in 10 individuals age 75 or older reports difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses.
  • Each U.S. state and territory offers free or low-cost services to help individuals adjust to vision loss.
  • It is estimated that less than 5% of individuals with vision loss, who are eligible for services seek them each year.
  • It can be challenging to find services, which is one major reason this campaign was created.

We want you to know you are not alone and there is help available.  Vision Forward has over 100 years serving people of all ages impacted by vision loss in Wisconsin.  Our expert staff understand the impact of vision loss and that each person’s vision is unique.  Our team will make necessary recommendations on training and devices that can help you with daily tasks and living successfully with vision loss.

Contact us today to learn more about the help that is available to continue living independently:
Erica Weise, Social Worker, 414-615-0163 or eweise@vision-forward.org

Raising awareness and reducing societal stigma

The Vision Forward staff is made up of experts in the field of vision loss who are actively engaged in the community, presenting on a range of topics including assistive technology, vision services, and common eye diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma.

We help educate:

  • Senior groups
  • Parents and families of young children
  • Employers
  • College students
  • Medical professionals
  • Educators
  • Community providers
  • Eye care practices

Contact us to see how we can connect with your group either virtually or in person.  Examples of presentations include:

  • Living Well with Changing Vision
  • Assistive Devices and Technology
  • Diabetes and Vision Health
  • Vision Rehabilitation for Vocational Success
  • Specialized Vision Services for Babies and Toddlers
  • Low Vision Occupational Therapy Intervention

Learn More About Community Education

Contact Susan Eggold, Retail and Outreach Manager, 414-615-0126 or seggold@vision-forward.org