Have a general question about Lighthouse Central Florida? Here are some answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.
What areas does Lighthouse Central Florida serve?
Lighthouse Central Florida serves Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties.
How do I access low vision or vision rehabilitation services?
Please contact Lighthouse Central Florida at 407-898-2483, or click this link to request help right away, or to refer someone. A representative from Lighthouse will be in contact with you soon in response.
How do I qualify for services? Do I need to be legally blind?
You need to have bilateral vision loss (vision loss in both eyes) that is affecting your daily life. However, this is not absolute. You may contact us to determine your eligibility.
What do the services entail?
You will work with one of our case managers to determine your needs so we may set you up with the appropriate classes. We work with all age groups and our services include Early Intervention, Children's Program, Transition, Independent Living Skills, Orientation and Mobility, Access Technology, and Braille.
In addition to Lighthouse Central Florida, what are some other resources for blind and sight impaired individuals?
Visit our Resources page for a list of local and national resources that may be able to help.
What is Vision Rehabilitation?
“Vision Rehabilitation” is a process where people experiencing vision loss learn new ways to approach tasks and daily living.
Where are you located?
We are located just north of Downtown Orlando in the College Park area. Our address is 215 East New Hampshire St. Orlando, FL 32804. We also have a downtown location housing our administrative offices and our Lighthouse Works division at 2500 Kunze Avenue Orlando, FL 32806.
How long are Independent Living Skills classes?
ILS classes are 5 hours a day, 2 times a week (Monday & Wednesday, or Tuesday & Thursday), for 7 weeks.
How will I get there? Do you provide transportation?
No, but there are transportation services that do provide transportation for blind and sight impaired individuals, such as, Access Lynx, and ITN (Independent Transportation Network).
Do you provide assistance for transportation?
Assistance for transportation is based upon individual needs. Please speak with one of our client services coordinators to see if you meet the requirements for transportation assistance.