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Vista Center Year-End Update


Dear Friend,


Each year, Vista Center assists over 3,300 youth, adult, and senior clients living with blindness or visual impairment to improve their functionality in spite of visual challenges – to live their best life.


Each visually impaired client we serve receives a customized Vista Center Rehabilitation Plan, created by certified low vision staff and optometrists. The plan supports them on their journey from vision challenges - to where they want to be, and who they want to be.


Vista Center programs and services place Certified Teachers for the visually impaired in schools, helping youth prepare for adulthood. We send our social workers into homes to customize individual living plans. We train clients to find and use technology, and we host support groups to build a community that

energizes each person to live a rich and rewarding life.


Vista Center is the "YES, YOU CAN" for people living with vision loss:

  • Yes, you can continue your working career – check email and use the latest technology.
  • Yes, you can take care of your family with self-reliance – you can plan, shop, and prepare a meal.
  • Yes, you can go out to dinner with friends – continue your social life with confidence.
  • Yes, you can participate in Spring Ski Week – an opportunity to take risks and tackle challenges.


When your loved one's eyesight weakens, Vista Center is often the only option after a medical diagnosis . Medical insurance/Medicare does not cover the cost of vision loss rehabilitation. Vista Center bridges the gap - by offering our services at low or no cost to clients . Vision loss does not have to create stressful dependencies on families.


Vista Center recently completed a merger to serve the increasing demand for our rehabilitation programs.

Currently, we have over 100 people on our client wait list and each person is waiting over 30 days.


Our current budget has a significant funding gap. Only with your generosity can our staff and volunteers provide caring support for people trying to manage their vision loss challenges – socially, emotionally, and functionally – to live their best life.


Donations received by December 31st, will be MATCHED by our

Live Your Best Life Campaign.



In gratitude,

Karae Lisle signature image

Karae Lisle

Executive Director


To read the full story on how Santi Hernandez, 22, is living his best life, click the link below:

"Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a crucial organization that affords individuals the opportunity to live an independent life.
Having grown up with two blind parents I have first hand knowledge of the life changing support Vista Center provides in assisting individuals suddenly faced with blindness."

Jim Plunkett, former Vista Center board member