Vision Loss/Impairment Awareness: National Eye Institute · Vision Loss Alliance of NJ
NJ Dept. of Health Eye Health Services · NJ Commission Blind & Visually Impaired · New Jersey Council Of The Blind · New Jersey Blind Citizens Association
Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected with standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. With low vision, activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching TV may be hard to do.
Difficulty with any of the following — even when wearing glasses or contact lenses — could be an early warning sign of vision loss or eye disease:
– Recognizing faces
– Getting around the neighborhood
– Sewing or fixing things around the house
– Selecting and matching the color of clothes
Vision rehabilitation helps people adapt to vision loss and maintain their quality of life. It includes services such as training in the use of magnifiers and other adaptive devices and ways to complete daily living skills safely and independently; guidance on modifying residences] and information on where to locate resources and support.
The mission of the NJ Blind Citizens Assocation (NJBCA) is to enhance the quality of life for the blind and visually impaired through education, socialization, and fostering an environment of hope and purpose.
Through programs and services for the blind,visually impaired and those with deteriorating vision, NJBCA unlocks opportunities and opens doors for growth, happiness and new experiences. With the help of our donors, volunteers, and other supporters, our participants gain independence and confidence to lead healthy, self-sufficient, and productive lives.