Did you know that the number of Florida residents with impaired vision, including blindness, could more than double over the next three decades? The direct and indirect costs of vision problems among all age groups statewide total an amount just shy of $10 billion! If appropriate preventive and rehabilitative steps are not taken, costs will burgeon as the population of Florida ages and the life expectancy increases.
Eighteen year old Kari Ross possesses a level of maturity and community-mindedness well beyond her youthful age. The Florida native and high school senior has been connected to the mission of Lighthouse Central Florida for several years, dating back to when her father, a local attorney, first lost his vision.
Happy New Year to you all! This year marks 40 years that we have been in this community delivering vision specific, rehabilitation services to Central Florida’s blind and visually impaired. With your help, we will continue to expand our life changing, cutting edge services to Central Floridians of all ages who live with vision loss, while also offering support to their families, friends, colleagues and employers. Let’s make it a banner year!
Goddest Johnson is a college graduate and trained registered nurse. Despite these accomplishments the 35- year-old single mother of two, counts graduation from Lighthouse’s Independent Living Skills (ILS) course her most meaningful feat to date. Goddest’s journey to this point has been long, difficult…and deeply inspiring...