Skip to Content

Welcome to New Vision

10 Years, new vision logo is the 0 in 10. Helping people in Lake and Sumter Counties overcome vision loss since 2005.New Vision turns 10 this year!

Blindness shouldn't be a barrier to independence

New Vision is your local 501(c)(3), nationally accredited community organization, providing rehabilitationcommunity education, and support services for people with low vision or blindness, and their families, in Lake and Sumter Counties and The Villages. Services are offered at no cost to eligible participants. We need your support. Make a donation today. Volunteer. Get involved. Help us remove blindness as a barrier to independence.

January 2015 from large print calendar

2015 large print calendars on sale

New Vision is proud to bring you our new 2015 large print calendars. Get yours today! We offer a combo pack with a calendar, bold 20/20 pen, and signature card for $13. Pick it up at our office or we'll ship it to you for $2. Calendars are also on sale at Lake Eye Associate's three offices (Mount Dora, Leesburg, and The Villages).

2015 Large Print Calendar

Boy in a wheel chair feels a Braille book, man wearing a backpack holding a white cane, teenage girl stirring food in a potKoltin, Scott, and Melinda

How You Can Help

Help a visually impaired child learn to read
    $25  purchases two Braille storybooks
    $50  sponsors group story time
  $100  provides a week of instruction to the  child and family

Help a legally blind man learn to take the bus to college
    $10  covers bus fare during training
    $25  purchases a white cane
  $100  sponsors one lesson of mobility  training to start learning bus travel

Help a teenager with low vision learn to make dinner
    $25  purchases food & other supplies
  $100  provides instruction in kitchen safety
  $250  sponsors an overnight training activity

Help a great-grandfather with macular degeneration re-learn to pour a cup of coffee
      $5  purchases a tray to minimize spills
    $20  purchases a liquid level indicator, a small device designed to replace putting your finger in a hot cup of coffee to know how full the cup is
  $100  provides instruction in pouring and kitchen safety

Getting Started

New Vision's services are available to individuals who meet the following guidelines:

  1. The individual has a severe bilateral visual impairment (affecting both eyes).
  2. The impairment affects the individual's daily living, educational, and/or vocational goals.
  3. The individual can benefit from services.

To get started, visit our Services page for an application.


Press Release: New Vision for Independence Awarded 5-Year Re-Accreditation

Leesburg, Fla.—Jan. 21, 2015—New Vision for Independence, the local provider of free services that help people adapt to and overcome vision loss in Lake and Sumter Counties and The Villages, announces it has been re-accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC) for five years, the longest period awarded. Accreditation is a significant milestone in New Vision’s ongoing process of seeking to employ best practices and deliver services that focus on positive outcomes for individuals receiving blind and low vision services.

The National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC) is the only accrediting body that focuses solely on organizations serving blind and low vision consumers. What is accreditation? Accreditation involves a recognized process of assessing organizational structure, process and outcome. Structure encompasses the setting in which services are delivered. Process encompasses the delivery of services. Outcome denotes changes in the consumer’s behavior, knowledge and function. NAC accreditation embraces structure, process and outcome by engaging the subject organization in a detailed self-assessment using NAC developed evidence-informed standards as well as an on-site peer review.

New Vision has maintained its NAC accreditation since 2011, and serves nearly 200 individuals who are blind or visually impaired annually.

Connect With Us

9501 US Hwy 441,
Leesburg, FL 34788

Lake-Sumter State College,
Lake Hall, Room 140

(352) 435-5040

Thanks to Our Supporters

9501 US Highway 441, Leesburg, FL 34788
© 2005-2013 New Vision for Independence
Privacy Policy