Getting Started

Living with a visual impairment brings with it a lot of emotions and fears that sometimes can feel overwhelming. While you may know that you could use some help, you may not know where to start or even exactly what you need.

We are here to guide and support you as you embark on a journey toward living a more full and independent life. Because each person’s needs and goals are different, the way that you approach learning to adapt to living with a visual impairment will be unique to you. The important thing is to take that first step, build your confidence, and then keep moving forward.

Peer Support

Vision loss can sometimes feel very isolating and so a good place to start is by meeting and talking with other people who can relate to how you are feeling. Knowing that you are not alone in facing these challenges and learning how others have overcome them will be a significant help to you.

We highly recommend attending one of our VISION groups as a first step. These gatherings offer you and your family an opportunity to meet members of the IN-SIGHT staff as well as other people with visual impairments and their families. These events are held frequently at locations throughout Rhode Island. Click here for the current VISION Group schedule.

Low Vision Evaluation

Magnification, lighting, and glare control, may be able to help you remain as independent as possible. While there are no glasses that can restore your lost vision, there are tools that might help you to maximize the vision that you have left. Click here for more information.

Assistive Technology

Advances in technology have made it possible for people with visual impairments to engage in a wide range of activities at home, school, and work. Our staff can help you evaluate which tools would be the best to meet your needs and also provide comprehensive training on how to use them. Click here for more information.

Activities of Daily Living

Living with a visual impairment can make doing some things more challenging, but not impossible. Our staff can work with you individually, or in small group workshops, to learn new ways of doing things. We can teach you how to safely and confidently cook, clean, travel, do laundry, organize clothing, and do dozens of other daily tasks. Click here for more information.


If you would like to speak with a member of our Client Services team to learn more about any of our programs, or if you have a question or concern that we can address, fill out the form below and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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