Are there support groups for blind veterans?

Support groups are extremely helpful to veterans with visual impairment or blindness. In a support group for the blind, people suffering from similar vision problems can share their situations and receive comfort and encouragement from each other. The latest available treatments for visual impairment or blindness can be discussed and members can give coping suggestions while affirming the positive experiences of others. The assurance is given that “someone else knows what I am going through” as people share their struggle in living with visual impairment or blindness.

If there are no local support groups in your area, check online at the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA). This group of blinded veterans offers encouragement and support to other blinded veterans as well as service programs, benefits, group and recreational activities.

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