San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired

PROGRAMS

Programs/Services provides vocational and independent living rehabilitation programs to increase the independence of individuals who are blind or vision impaired, as well as those with other challenges. The Rehabilitation Center’s experienced staff has the capacity to provide a variety of training services to meet the needs of each individual, from basic life skills to advanced technical skills that will yield high level employment and full independence. Program services are provided to participants in a one-on-one or group setting and are coordinated based on the needs and interests of each individual.

VISION REHABILITATION CENTER

Low vision is a visual impairment that interferes with daily activities. Generally, this is vision loss that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. The Vision Rehabilitation Center at the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired offers evaluations on low vision, distance, near magnification and driving devices. We also offer computer modification for visual impairment, orientation and mobility, and video electronic magnification services. The clinic is a partnership with the University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry. Learn More

To schedule an appointment or learn more; contact the Vision Rehabilitation Center at (210) 805-2500.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Through our Technology Evaluation and Training Program, people who are vision impaired are trained on the latest technology available, enabling them to participate in academic, employment and independent-living environments. Ongoing advancements in assistive technology such as screen readers provide speech output for computer access and closed circuit televisions (CCTV’s) that allow printed materials to be enlarged, creating opportunities for the vision impaired. These individuals are able to pursue careers and live independently. Learn More

CAREER SUPPORT

The San Antonio Lighthouse offers a Career Guidance Program providing assistance in the following areas:

  • Exploring occupations
  • Seeing how your interests and skills fit into jobs
  • Learning about suitable job accommodations
  • Determining your aptitudes and skill levels
  • Developing a career plan

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CHILDREN’S EDUCATION

The  Children’s Education Program offers children the opportunity to learn in a creative, supportive environment. Our Children’s Center, located at 310 Eads Avenue, contains state-of-the-art equipment and toys that foster creativity and fun. It includes a library equipped with Large-Print and Braille books, the Bertie and Selig Frank Playroom, and our Technology Center containing computers, assistive technology and adaptive aids. Learn More

SENIORS PROGRAM

The San Antonio Lighthouse Seniors Program is an important community resource that provides a wide range of services to assist this growing population. Since its creation, the Seniors Program has been growing steadily, and today the program serves more than 3500 individuals annually. The San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired offers seniors who are experiencing various degrees of vision loss the opportunity to remain independent and active through five program services. These services are sponsored free of charge to qualifying seniors enrolled in the program. Learn More

VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
Any Disability
100% Disabled Vet
Discharges Allowed: 
No Minimum Discharge

Events

September 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

San Antonio, TX

This event is a open psyoeducational group that dicusess the adjustments to vision loss. Family is welcome to attend. Please contact Kayla Tyson or Severa Vasquez for more details at 210-531-1517...

October 16, 2019 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm

San Antonio, TX

Man in blue shirt putting for golf, while another man looks on.

This event sells out every year! Join us for the most unique golfing experience of the year. Championship blind golfers travel to San Antonio from all over the United States, Canada, Scotland and...

November 2, 2019 - 8:00am to 10:30am

San Antonio, TX

Many runners starting out at the beginning of a race.

Come join us for a huge celebration to benefit the blind and vision impaired! This year is the 11th Anniversary of our Annual Weston Wright “Lighting the Way” Walk/Run! This event will be chip-...