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Visually Impaired Veterans of America, Inc.

There are approximately 157,000 Veterans in the United States who are legally blind, and more than one million Veterans who have low vision that causes a loss of ability to perform necessary daily activities. Those figures are expected to increase in the years ahead as more Veterans from the Korean and Vietnam conflict eras develop vision loss from age-related diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

The Blind Rehabilitation Programs (BRS)

Support blind and low vision Veterans and active duty Service members in regaining their independence and quality of life to enable their successful integration into family and community life.

Support family and significant others to better understand visual impairment and foster the provision of appropriate support, to assist in enhancing home environments and to reduce caregiver burden.

Vision

Support blind and low vision Veterans and active duty Service members in regaining their independence and quality of life to enable their successful integration into family and community life.

Blind Rehabilitation Service will provide high quality care in a timely and appropriate manner enabling blinded Veterans to acquire the skills and capabilities necessary for the development of personal independence and emotional stability.

“A Blind Center is where faith is strongest that blind people deserve hope, respect and freedom. These are accorded first, followed by the means of achieving them. Our civilization permits wholesome living when blind and here one learns how.”

Russell C. Williams First Chief,
VA Hines Blind Rehabilitation Center

 

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