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Honoring Blind Veterans

Illustration of soldier saluting

The end of World War II ushered in a new era in services for people who are blind or visually impaired.  With the return of soldiers who had lost their vision in combat, Orientation and Mobility services began to be offered in Avon, Connecticut.

Based on data from the Veterans Administration, there are now estimated to be more than 158,000 veterans in the United States of America that suffer from severe vision impairment or blindness. According to the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA), 13% of wounded U.S. military troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have suffered a serious eye injury. In addition, approximately 7,000 veterans become newly blind or visually impaired from non-combat related causes.  Learn more.

We salute blind veterans and those who have served our country!

Collage for Veteran's Day