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Welcome to New Vision

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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. New Vision closes for the holidays December 22 and reopens January 5 so if it's for a Christmas gift, orders must be received by December 18.


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.

movie poster for Going Blind movieFree movie screening

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Free Movie Screening: Learn What It's Like "Going Blind"

Who: For anyone wanting to learn more about vision loss, this film is informative, heart-warming, and engaging.
What: Screening of the movie Going Blind, run time 1 hour 21 minutes
When: February at 2 p.m. 
Where: Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St.
Why: To promote understanding about vision loss among the community

Seating available on a first-come basis. Please contact New Vision for Independence with any questions: 352-435-5040. A trailer of the movie is available at www.goingblindmovie.com

Connect With Us


9501 US Hwy 441,
Leesburg, FL 34788

Lake-Sumter State College,
Lake Hall, Room 140

(352) 435-5040

Upcoming Events

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Purchase your tickets for Dining in the Dark 2015: April 24, 2015

5th annual low vision expo

Thanks to Our Supporters



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