Resources for Low Vision Support Group Leaders

Welcome to Vision Exchange!

Doris leads a low vision support group in Des Plaines

Second Sense knows how important community-based support groups are for adults with vision loss.

We are committed to helping you make your group a strong resource for your members, providing emotional support, education, training and social opportunities.

Vision Exchange provides support and training to support group leaders:

  • Phone and email consultations with our vision rehabilitation therapist focusing on group facilitation, low vision resources, rehabilitation training, addressing difficult topics and issues with challenging members
  • Facilitated workshops on low vision topics for leaders and group members of support groups in Cook, DuPage and Lake counties
  • Membership in the online peer-support group, made up of over 80 low vision support group leaders
  • Access to all the online resources, including large print handouts, tip sheets for teaching daily living skills and how-to videos

Please sign up for Vision Exchange

  • When you sign up for Vision Exchange, you are joining a group of your peers to share information and support. You can participate in our online discussions, ask questions of Second Sense's Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, and request direct support in developing training sessions and managing your support group.

  • Name of your support group

If you can’t find the information you need here, please feel free to contact Polly Abbott, our Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist. Polly will answer your questions about vision loss, group facilitation, training, resources or any other topic about vision loss.

Contact Polly by email or call her at 312-236-8569.