According to World Health Organization, “An estimated 253 million people live with vision impairment: 36 million are blind and 217 million have moderate to severe vision impairment.” Georgia has 145,700 working-age individuals who are blind or have vision impairments. 58% of visually impaired working-age adults (non-institutionalized) are unemployed – all because they lack the vital skills needed to live an independent and vibrant life.
The need for VRS’ services is great. Everyone may not be aware that vision rehabilitation is NOT covered by insurance. You can break a hip or have a heart attack and rehab; but if you lose your vision there is no paid rehabilitation available.
There are times when VRS does not have a funding source to meet the needs of a client’s request. Fundraising events and direct donations allow VRS to place funding where it is most needed. Donations and sponsorships help us cover this gap in funding.
We also have ongoing support groups and client activities where volunteers are needed. So, please review what’s coming up and check back often as we update the list.
Dining in the Dark is a unique sensory awareness experience that will give you a glimpse into the lives of those who are blind. Enjoy a culinary encounter while blindfolded as your table host shares their intimate journey of vision loss.
Register today for Spooktacular Chase 10K/5K , a Halloween themed, AJC Peachtree qualifying Chase through historic Powder Springs! All proceeds of this 10th annual event support the life-changing services provided by Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia (VRS) to individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired across 31 counties of North Georgia. Get those broom sticks and costumes ready!
Both the 10k and 5k are certified courses again this year!! You can use your time when registering for the Peachtree Road Race for placement in the corrals!!
10K Start at 8:00 AM | 5K Start at 8:15 AM in Historic Powder Springs