DUE TO COVID-19, INDIVIDUALS ARE BEING SERVED BY APPOINTMENT.
To schedule an appointment with the Tampa office call 813-251-2407. To schedule an appointment with the Winter Haven office call 863-299-3633. Thank you for your understanding.
Maximizing Independence and Providing Employment Opportunities
Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision provides on-site comprehensive rehabilitation programs for persons who are blind or visually impaired in two locations in Florida. On-site services are provided in Tampa and in Winter Haven for persons residing in Hillsborough, Polk, and Hardee counties.
Our training programs are designed to help individuals who have recently lost part or all of their vision to gain the skills needed to perform daily living tasks independently and maintain their employment. Rehabilitation Engineering services are provided Statewide by Lighthouse Assistive Technology Specialists to help blind or visually impaired individuals maintain their existing employment through the use of assistive technology and devices.
If you or someone you know has an uncorrectable visual impairment that significantly affects daily activities, or interferes with employment and employment related tasks, please refer to our eligibility guidelines to see if you or they qualify to receive some or all of our services.
Special Notice: Hurricane season starts June 1st. Now is the time to start thinking about where you will go if you need to be evacuated. Please use the following links to find information on Special Needs Shelters (qualification criteria and locations) in your area should you need to be evacuated.
Gaining Independence Is New Normal
Despite the challenges caused by the impact of COVID-19, LBLV pivoted from offering programs on-site to providing services through virtual or phone sessions to support those who recently lost part or all of their vision.Read more
Message From the President
The President & CEO of Lighthouse has an important message regarding COVID-19. Read it now >