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Experiencing Vision Loss?
COUNCIL ON AGING - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), only a small percentage of people
with a visual impairment due to conditions like macular
degeneration, glaucoma, or cataracts receive vision rehabilitation services. As part of the Healthy People 2020
Initiative, HHS is hoping to make inroads on this statistic by promoting timely treatment and rehabilitation.
The Braille Institute has opened a Neighborhood
Center in Laguna Hills to strengthen community programs.
Vision Rehabilitation Services
The first step to accessing vision rehabilitation services is to understand what is included. At the new Laguna
Hills Neighborhood Center, Braille Institute staff use
teaching and learning studios to help people with vision
loss learn new daily living skills like meal preparation,
organization and labeling, technology, preventing falls
and navigating the community with confidence. Other
vision rehabilitation services include one-on-one low

vision consultations as well as
library services
for people with a
visual or physical impairment.
All services are
free.
Sometimes,
accessing services at a location outside the home can be
difficult for someone with vision loss. To help erase that
barrier, Braille Institute offers a free In-Home Services
program as well.
To learn more, contact the Braille Institute Laguna
Hills Neighborhood Center at (949) 330-5062 or visit
BrailleInstitute.org/LagunaHills.
Additional Resources:
Gavin Herbert Eye Institute: www.ghei.uci.edu
Marshall B. Ketchum University: www.ketchum.edu

Stay Active as Your Vision Changes!
Two Locations Now Open in Orange County!
COMMUNITY RESOURCES

We offer FREE programs to help you adjust to
life with vision loss due to conditions like macular
degeneration, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy.
Anaheim Center
(714) 821-5000
527 N. Dale Ave., Anaheim, CA 92801
Laguna Hills Neighborhood Center
(949) 330-5062
24411 Ridge Route Drive, Suite 110
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

For more information visit
BrailleInstitute.org/Orange-County
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