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Learning how to accomplish daily tasks with low vision or without sight can be challenging. But you can learn how to do things differently and independently with skills that will help you thrive in all aspects of your life. Classes in our Adult Rehabilitation program provide training in technology, orientation and mobility, and activities of daily living such as cooking and cleaning.

You can choose to begin with a few introductory classes or meet with a staff member to make a plan that best fits your needs. Scroll down for more details about the classes and the skills you will learn.

CVI offers services on a sliding fee scale and you may qualify for financial assistance. For information about scheduling and financial assistance contact adultprograms@cviga.org or 404-875-9011.

Our Client Services team can now arrange for translation services. This service is available in multiple languages and eliminates a meaningful barrier to receiving low vision care. Clients may request translation services by calling 404-875-9011.

Menu of Services

Below is a list of areas our programs focus on to help provide you with the skills you need to live as independently as possible. Each area offers classes that can be incorporated into a more robust plan to help you meet your personal goals.

Don’t let vision loss stop you from going where you want to go. Our certified instructors can teach you how to travel safely and independently indoors and outdoors. Learn how to use a white cane, cross streets safely, and access public transportation so you can travel wherever you want to go safely.

Maintaining your home can be a challenge when you have vision loss. Learn strategies and methods for cooking safely, household organization, labeling, medication management, etc. Let us know what skills you need help with, and our team of experts can assist you.

Whether you have low vision or no vision, technology can put the world at your fingertips. From learning screen magnification software to screen reading software our certified instructors will teach you the skills needed not only for living independently but also returning to the workforce.  Learn these skills through one on one instruction. We also provide training on how to use the Voiceover option on your smartphone or tablet devices and keyboarding.

Diabetic retinopathy* is the most common cause of vision loss for people with diabetes. Beyond the treatments recommended by retina specialists or your ophthalmologist, what can you do to thrive while living with diabetes? 

CVI has some answers. Under the guidance of our low vision occupational therapist, you can learn to manage your diabetes with our holistic approach centered on building new habits and adaptive techniques that surmount the challenges of your vision loss. 

In this small group class, you will learn how to use vision aids and devices to check glucose levels, perform skin checks, understand proper foot and nail care, strategies for fall prevention, and optimum diet and nutritional information. We will have one-on-one practice with your smartphone, magnifiers, and glucose monitoring tools, plus we will even prepare a meal together. 

We want you to thrive with your diabetes and we want to make sure you have the tools, resources, and support that will ensure better health, safety, and independence.   

Thriving with Diabetes 

Mondays, 1:00-3:00 PM  

Led by CVI Occupational Therapist (OT) 

Class size is limited to 6 people. Call Client Services at 404-875-9011 to reserve your spot.

Fee: $ per session 

There is a fee per session. CVI accepts Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. Please ask if you qualify for financial assistance.  

*Diabetic retinopathy is caused by high blood sugar due to diabetes. Over time, having too much sugar in your blood can damage the retina — the part of your eye that detects light and sends signals to your brain through a nerve in the back of your eye (optic nerve).  Diabetes can lead to other eye conditions including cataracts and open-angle glaucoma. 

Meet others who are experiencing the challenges of vision loss in our ongoing support groups. Get support, learn coping strategies, and talk openly and honestly about the issues you face. You are not alone. For more information visit the Support Group page, contact the Center for details or check out Infolink for updates.

Are you, or someone you know, 55 years of age or over and experiencing vision loss or both vision and hearing loss? Project Independence can help. This vision program for those 55 years of age or over is administered by the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. The services provided may help you remain independent and keep on doing what you like to do. https://gvs.georgia.gov/project-independence