Resources for Eye Care Professionals in Florida


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Your Professional Partner in Comprehensive Patient Care

Eye care professionals can entrust their patients affected by vision loss to our nationally recognized model of comprehensive and professional vision rehabilitation services. Services are provided by certified vision rehabilitation professionals united with a purpose: to help your patients receive the comprehensive care they need. From fall prevention skills to effective use of remaining vision and proper medication administration— our instructors guide your patients to help them move beyond their vision loss issues.

Referral of patients with low vision for vision rehabilitation is the standard of care promoted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Please watch the video, at right, or learn more at

Comprehensive Statewide Referral Link for Eye Care Professionals

Refer your patients with vision loss to our certified team of low vision therapists, vision rehabilitation therapists, and orientation and mobility specialists. It’s fast, easy and HIPAA compliant with

  • One-time registration of your practice.
  • Secure submittal of patient’s name, date of birth, phone number and home address—plus optional notes.
  • Your referral will automatically be routed to the vision rehabilitation agency serving that patient’s community for next business day contact of your patient and your office for an eye medical report, as well as scheduling of services.
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VisionRefer! is a partnership of


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“Florida Agencies Serving the Blind is a national model of excellence for partnerships among organizations serving people living with visual impairment. The innovations Florida ASB is bringing to the state also are supporting doctor – patient relationships and wise public policy, especially critical for Florida which has one of the highest rates of growth especially in Older Adult vision loss.”

Roxann Mayros, CEO, VisionServe Alliance

Latest Blog Posts

HR 620 Weakens Rights of Visually Impaired March 29, 2018 by Elly du Pré
- The Americans With Disabilities Act is under attack.  The votes of Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio are needed to protect the rights of people who are visually impaired. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the landmark civil rights law for people with disabilities, was signed in 1999 by President George H. W. Bush… ...
The Grandfather of Possibilities February 10, 2020 by Elly du Pré
- THE GRANDFATHER OF POSSIBILITIES Ron Klein was talking with his good friend Jim Kutsch.  This is a story about Ron, the Electrical Engineer and Computer Systems Designer and Jim the PhD in Computer Science who ended up being the CEO of The Seeing Eye, one of the world’s great guide dog schools and the first… ...
Andrew and the Angel January 27, 2020 by Elly du Pré
- ANDREW AND THE ANGEL – How one Teacher for the Visually Impaired changed the world. Before he reached the age of 12, Andrew Meit already was studying and practicing Houdini’s magical escapes, picking locks, and diving deeply into the art and science of Leonardo DaVinci, and reading literature and philosophy extensively from his father’s set… ...
Guest Blog: Lisa Howard on the Dangers of #BirdBoxChallenge January 9, 2019 by Elly du Pré
- Lisa Howard, CEO of Lighthouse of Manasota, prepared the following Op-Ed piece on the #BirdBoxChallenge.   Apart from the obvious danger of walking around blindfolded without proper training from certified professionals, this fad also encourages a false impression of the substantial talents of blind people who receive that training and restore their capacity to succeed in… ...

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