San Diego Center for the Blind became a Live Well San Diego Recognized Partner on October 17, 2015. Since 1972, the San Diego Center for the Blind has been helping adults with blindness or vision impairment to reach their highest level of independence. San Diego Center for the Blind offers psychological counseling, training and rehabilitation, and community education and outreach programs. San Diego Center for the Blind’s commitment to ensuring the emotional well-being of the visually impaired has become a nationwide model for service delivery, as well as becoming an international model for designing an accessible facility.
San Diego Center for the Blind provides the first step toward adjustment to vision loss through its comprehensive and specialized program called Vision Rehabilitation. These services greatly impact the vision impaired individuals’ response to his or her disability and their ultimate return to an independent lifestyle in their community. Accurate and timely rehabilitation efforts will facilitate the individual's adjustment to their vision loss.
Studies have shown that individuals who are blind and do not receive vision rehabilitation training and counseling have a much higher incidence of cancer, heart disease, stroke, falls resulting in hip fractures, depression, and isolation which leads to a poorer quality of life and shorter life span.
San Diego Center for the Blind is helping to advance the Live Well San Diego vision by improving the quality of life for the estimated 105,000 people in San Diego facing permanent loss of sight.