Vision &

Health

The Lighthouse of Houston offers a variety of healthcare services to support individuals who are blind or visually impaired. These services include a Vision Clinic, Diabetes Education, Behavior Health Services and Support Groups.

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Vision Clinic

The Vision Rehabilitation Clinic provides low vision evaluations, adaptive visual aids, training and education to those with impaired vision. Services are performed by a board-certified Optometrist specializing in the assessment and management of the rehabilitation needs of the visually impaired.

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Diabetes Education

Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in adults. Prevention and management of eye disease related to Diabetes should be a top priority. The Diabetes Education Program provides education and support to people with Type 1, Type 2 or Pre-Diabetes.

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Behavioral Health

When a person loses their vision, mental health can often be impacted. The Behavioral Health Services Department has licensed clinicians who specialize in the treatment of various mental health disorders associated with vision loss.

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Support Groups

Support groups can provide a network of support for people who have blindness or low vision. Our Behavior Health Department hosts weekly support groups to discuss various mental health topics adapted to those with vision loss. We also host a Diabetes support group that meets once a month as well. Both support groups are being held virtually at this time.

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713-284-8402

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Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist

Lynn Sugarek
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713-284-8448

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"I have worked for the Lighthouse of Houston for 20 fabulous years! I went through the Lighthouse's medical transcription vocational program and was hired immediately.  I love what I do and wanted to make it a career, so I pursued and became a Certified Medical Transcriptionist. This was not an easy task due to the limitations and lack of modifications for people who are blind/visually impaired but they allowed me to use a reader and I passed and am one of only 1,500 Certified Medical Transcriptionists in the U.S. I was also named Employee of the year in 2008 by the National Industries for the Blind because of my employment at the Lighthouse, and I was truly humbled. I continue to work on increasing my knowledge and education and recently became a Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist which increased my critical thinking skills.  I receive so much support and mentorship from my supervisor and other Lighthouse staff, and I am grateful for all the Lighthouse of Houston has given me over the past 20 years. "
Jennifer Parrish
Lighthouse of Houston Certified Medical Transcriptionist
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Resources

Education & Employment

It all starts with education and the Lighthouse of Houston provides education and training to individuals who are visually impaired or blind.

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Community & Recreation

The Lighthouse of Houston offers a variety of community and recreational programs for youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired.

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Resources & Housing

Our Reflections Store has a large selection of adaptive aids. We also have two Independent Living Centers as well as an Assisted Living facility.

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