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Braille Institute Offers Free Consultations for People with Fading Vision

(Ventura) Are the numbers on your watch becoming difficult to read? If you or  someone you know are dealing with the effects of vision loss, Braille Institute  can help. Free low vision consultations will be available at  the follow locations:

  • Thursday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Pleasant Valley Senior Center  located at 1605 Burnley Street, Camarillo.
  • Monday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Wilson Senior Center located at  350 N. “C” Street, Oxnard.

During one-hour private sessions, a Low Vision Rehabilitation specialist will assess visual skills, offer techniques to make the most of existing vision, determine what low vision devices are needed to complete daily tasks and make recommendations. Consultants also will offer demonstrations of operating devices that enlarge printed material, such as lighted magnifiers and closed-circuit televisions.

If you would like to receive additional information or schedule an appointment for a free consultation, please call Braille Institute Santa Barbara at (805) 682-6222.

Braille Institute is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate blindness and severe sight loss as a barrier to a fulfilling life. Through educational training, programs and services, Braille Institute helps tens of thousands of people each year regain and maintain their independence. Thanks to generous donations, Braille Institute services are available free of charge. More information can be found at

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