The Lighthouse of Collier provides training and rehabilitation services for babies, children, youth, adults (working and nonworking) and seniors (over 55) who are blind and visually impaired, at no charge, to help those in the community who are blind and visually impaired community.
The services provided have increased and the programs provided continue to expand based upon needs in the community. Lighthouse of Collier holds a Guidestar Platinum Status and is nationally accredited by NAC, the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services.
An individual must meet the following criteria in order to qualify for services: must be diagnosed with a corrected bilateral visual impairment, which constitutes a substantial impediment in their ability to live independently, or must have the presence of a progressive bilateral eye impairment that will result in a substantial impediment to the individual’s ability to live independently.
All programs are tailored to the client’s individual needs and are year round in a group and/or on an individual bases depending on the needs of the client.
Many of our clients have concerns/questions regarding makeup. Can we use it? Should we attempt it? Do we really even care about looking good if we can’t see? The answer to all three of these questions is an unequivocal “YES.” Lighthouse of Collier recently offered a specialized makeup class so our clients could learn unique techniques for applying makeup without sight.
Maggie Saldana, visually impaired aesthetician and our receptionist, shared a variety of tools and tips to ensure proper blending of foundation, safely applying mascara and methods for applying nail polish without making a mess – and much more! Also YouTube videos with various blind and visually impaired make-up artists were shared as another great resource for home reference.
Lighthouse of Collier client, Karla received a new make-up kit for Christmas and used it to learn tips for color and application. Karla looked gorgeous!