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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 www.aao.org/low-vision-and-vision-rehab.

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 www.VisionRefer.org.

  • 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.
Register Today
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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… ...
Phone Buddies Bridge Age Gap and Social Isolation for Visually Impaired People July 23, 2020 by Elly du Pré
- Phone buddies cross generations and create successes at Independence for the Blind of West Florida. The panhandle of Florida is a strip of land bordering Alabama and Georgia stretching 200 miles between its largest city, Pensacola, and the Apalachicola River.  It is mostly about 50 miles between the Florida border and the Gulf of Mexico,… ...
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Being Blind in a Social Distanced World July 23, 2020 by Elly du Pré
- Thank you to Lighthouse of Broward President & CEO Ellyn Drotzer for this insightful and timely piece, originally published in South Florida Reporter, July 3, 2020 BEING BLIND IN A SOCIAL-DISTANCED WORLD Published in Opinion: South Florida Reporter July 3 2020 Blind people rely on their sense of touch to navigate the world just as… ...
Floridians who are blind or visually impaired create opportunities in the face of Covid-19 adversity April 17, 2020 by Elly du Pré
- Remote learning opens up access to training, and a nimble workforce responds to community needs. The 17 member agencies of Florida Agencies Serving the Blind (ASB) have been using technology to reach even more individuals than ever before, including some with unusual hurdles to access.  One member, Lighthouse Works has even found a way to… ...

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