Defy expectations.

  • A low-vision teen packs for college

    A low-vision teen packs for college.

    Through our Assistive Technology camp and many other programs, blind and visually impaired youth and teens find support, mentorship and resources to help them succeed.

    Defy Expectations.

  • A blind infant learns to crawl

    A blind infant
    learns to crawl.

    At the Envision Child Development Center, sighted children serve as peer models for their blind and visually impaired friends in this integrated, highly engaging educational environment.

    Defy Expectations.

  • A senior with macular degeneration cooks dinner

    A senior with
    macular degeneration cooks dinner.

    Our Vision Rehabilitation Center offers the most advanced diagnostic and corrective technology as well as services that help people of all ages and visual impairments live as independently as possible.

    Defy Expectations.

Our mission:

To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.

Envision is an integrated community of blind, low-vision and sighted people. Each of us finds real joy and inspiration in the work we do every day—even as we attempt to inspire those we serve. We remain undaunted as we move forward because we believe the blind and visually impaired deserve a voice—a not-for-profit advocate and champion who sees capabilities where others see disability.

Envision was established in 1933 to be that voice—a small voice at first, serving as a local hub for services, education and social interaction. Now we’ve grown to become the most trusted resource for the blind and visually impaired everywhere, as well as for the caretakers and professionals who serve them. We have the resources, the knowledge, and the heart to help the people we serve defy expectations every day.

Learn more about our history
Employee sorts boxes at Envision Industries

Employment

Envision is a leading employer of individuals who are blind or visually impaired, with over 50% of manufacturing employees having a visual impairment. This is critical to combat the steady 70% rate of unemployment affecting those who are visually impaired.

Learn more about career opportunities

Outreach

Envision has a sophisticated mix of programs including its Early Child Development Center, art classes, martial arts, yoga, and more which provide individuals who are blind or visually impaired opportunities typically unavailable to them. This support network provides opportunities and leads to greater confidence and independence among participants.

Our programs include:

  • Assistive Technology Camp
  • Kids Club
  • Adult and Senior Support Groups
  • Envision Arts
  • Music Program
  • Martial Arts
  • Homework Club
  • Eyes for Others
  • Golf
Learn more about the Early Child Development Center
Couple gets training with a light magnifier
Young girl learning to use her cane

Rehabilitation

Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art services in one convenient location, serving hundreds of patients from across the region annually. Licensed and certified specialists at the clinic work directly with individuals and their families building independence and inspiring hope regardless of their ability to pay.

Learn more about the Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center

Education

Envision offers certified continuing education credits to eye care professionals to help facilitate knowledge and discussion and assist professionals in providing the best possible eye care. The annual industry-leading conference attracts eye care professionals from across the globe to network, collaborate and share knowledge.

Learn more about Envision’s education programs

Research

The Envision Research Institute participates in nationwide studies aimed at improving the lives of those who are visually impaired and advancing the quality of care and treatment in low vision rehabilitation through translational research.

Learn more about the Envision Research Institute

Envision Foundation

And now more than ever, we need your help.

The rate of blindness and visual impairment is staged to increase at a rate that could be likened to an epidemic.  Without research, education and rehabilitation, those who live with or will live with a visual impairment will not be able to maintain quality of life. Addressing these needs now is crucial.

Your donation of time or resources helps relieve the burden of medical expenses, rehabilitation and education, fund programs that provide opportunities usually denied to blind and low vision individuals, and go toward life-changing research that could revolutionize the lives of the visually impaired.

Consider touching a life with your donation today.

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Click here to learn more about the Envision Foundation

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Students enjoying Envision's art show

"The reason I'm so focused is because of places like Envision that have allowed me to spread my wings in a safer environment - so that if I did make a mistake, it wasn't going to be a big mistake. It was a safety net. I know I want to teach adaptive technology to kids with visual impairments... That is my main career goal."

– Estin, Envision program participant, employee and mentor (Blind)