Low Vision

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The low vision support group offers a variety of services to those with visual impairments such as:

  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy

EAB offers:

  • Low Vision Evaluations
  • Support Group
  • Low Vision Activities
  • Cooking Class
  • Home Visits
  • Mark Appliances
  • Public Presentations
  • Educational Speakers
  • Follow up services for products
  • Daily Living Skills for Veterans
  • Bi-monthly Newsletter
  • WNIN Radio Reading Service
  • Mall Walking

Services offered include functional low vision evaluations to determine what reading and writing aids are most appropriate to help maintain independence.

EAB also sponsors informational speakers and provides information related to assistive technology.

The Talking Book¬†program is one type of assistive technology that can give print-handicapped individuals the ability to “read” books and magazines free of charge.

The Radio Reading Service is another program that offers radios to people in the community so they can listen to the newspapers. The service is provided by the WNIN FM Public Radio Station and is funded by donations. The Evansville Courier, as well as the Henderson and Owensboro newspapers are read every morning from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

EAB also provides members of the support group with a bimonthly newsletter with a calendar of upcoming activities.