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About New Vision for Independence (VIP)

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20 Home Modifications for People with Vision Loss

For the Visually Impaired:
Blind & Beyond Radio
The Villages Support Group
Support Group
     Free Independent Living Classes for the Visually Impaired

          Training Workshops

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ision Impairment Services In Our Neighborhood

"Life After Vision Loss"

New Vision for IndependenceHelping people in Lake, Sumter, and The Villages overcome vision loss since 2005 — is committed to excellence in providing rehabilitation, community education, and support services for people with low vision or blindness to promote their independence, acceptance, and self-confidence.

New Vision is a 501(c)3 United Way Partner and partially funded by the Division of Blind Services, Lake County Government and other private donors.


Blind & Beyond Radio

“Blind and Beyond” is a weekly radio show for people who are visually impaired, about the delights and challenges of how they live successful and productive lives. Join hosts Michael & Lynne Golder and their engaging guests for a fun and informative show. Tune in on Sundays, 7:00—9:00 p.m. on 1680 AM radio, call in 518-712-0057 to listen on your phone, or online at

Take the EyeOpener Tour

If you lost your vision, how would you pour a glass of water? Use a computer? How would you live?

 Come learn what we do first hand!

Join us for an upcoming experiential (learning through experience), 45-minute tour of services the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12 noon. Light refreshments are provided.

Click on to sign up for the next tour or email Shelly (click on link for email address).
New Vision’s office:

9501 US Hwy 441
Lake Sumter State College, Lake Hall, room 140

Shop AmazonSmile & Support New Vision

Using AmazonSmile, you can support New Vision’s vital services for babies, toddlers, teens, adults, and seniors with low vision or blindness in Lake and Sumter Counties — at no extra cost to you.

Support New Vision When Renewing Your Tags

Support New Vision when you renew your car's license plate. Purchase A State of Vision license plate in Lake & Sumter Counties and $25 comes back to New Vision.

Thank you for your support.

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