Have you been recently diagnosed with macular degeneration, cataracts, tunnel vision or another eye condition? Who helps you learn how to socialize, navigate, communicate and feel safe in a sighted world? Lighthouse of Collier, Inc., offers classes to help the blind and visually impaired become independent in Collier County. Classes are held at our donated Center at 424 Bayfront Place, Naples. Please call 239-430-3934 to sign up as seating is limited. Bringing a lunch is recommended.
Programs and Services Offered by Lighthouse of Collier
Orientation and Mobility
Learn skills for safe independent navigation at home, work, or in the community.
Daily Living Skills
Learn skills to live independently and safely at home. Learn tactile medication labeling, cooking, money identification, and grooming. How to use check and signature guides, talking watches, using a phone, safety tips and much more.
Learn how to use assistive technology, from large print displays and Braille, to accessing Email and Internet with talking PCs.
Children’s Programs (all ages)
Monthly children's events and summer camp offer opportunities to learn. Activities include: day trips, picnics in the park, large print cards and board games. Learn about and play with magnifiers, CCTV’s, talking computers, and State of the Art computer equipment. Meet and make new friends!
Transition Program (ages 14 to 22)
Provides training skills for daily living, self advocacy, communication, assistive technology, job-seeking, orientation and mobility, and more.
Consumer Focus Group Committee
This diverse group of clients, including Art Pearson, Lyn Day, and Della Weeks, encourages you to give us your feedback and suggestions. The suggestion box is located just inside the right side of the Lighthouse of Collier entrance. So if you have any feedback or suggestions, please let us know. Thank you!
Eligibility Criteria for Programs and Services
In order to qualify for Lighthouse of Collier Programs and Services, an individual must meet the following criteria: must be diagnosed with bilateral visual impairment with a best correction which for that individual constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to their ability to live independently (or reach their maximum level of independence and integrate into their community) or the presence of a progressive bilateral eye impairment that will result in a substantial impediment to the individual's ability to live independently. A determination that the applicant requires, and may benefit from services to attain, regain, or maintain an independent outcome. The applicant has legal status as a U.S. citizen, and resides in the state of Florida. For the VR program, in addition to the above criteria, the individual must require services in order to attain, regain or maintain employment.