Visually Impaired Program (VIP)

Services for older adults who are blind or severely visually impaired. VIP services are consumer-oriented which mean you decide what you need to live independently and we help you achieve that independence.

The VIP program helps the aging population of Wyoming living with the effects of eye conditions such as: macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. As individuals eyesights deteriorate and day to day tasks become more difficult, most seniors are forced to give up hobbies they love as well as the independences they are used to. VIP Specialists can help by providing low vision rehabilitaion, including letting consumers try various types of low vision aids. VIP Specialists assist consumers in finding the right adaptive equipment to meet individual goals for independence (i.e., optical aids, talking or large print products). vi1


Eligibility

1. A Wyoming resident.

2. Age 55 years or older.

3. Blind or visually impaired.

4. An individual who is having trouble with independent living due to blindness or severe visual disability.

 

Services Provided

Information and Referral
Refer you to other agencies and organizations who may also be able to provide services or financial assistance.

Daily Living Skills Training

Mobility Training

Low Vision Equipment
Evaluate and recommend appropriate equipment that can help you live more independently in your own home.

Loan Closet of Low Vision Devices
High tech visual aids for daily living are available for short term use.

Peer Support Groups
Find out where to go in your community to talk to others who have solved similar problems.

Individualized Services
To help you overcome barriers to independent living: self-care, cooking, shopping, managing finances, laundry, mobility and others.

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