What blind rehabilitation services does the VA offer for veterans?

The Veterans Administration offers multi-faceted programs that include home services and in-patient rehabilitative programs. Along with the in-patient Blind Rehabilitation Centers (BRC), the VA provides outpatient visual impairment programs (VISOR), centers to optimize remaining vision (VICTORS), and outpatient specialists centers for blind rehabilitation. There are ten Blind Rehabilitation Centers across the US with in-patient training that averages around six weeks. With independence as the realistic goal of the BRC, highly trained staff members work typically with veterans that have encountered traumatic vision loss from a blast or explosion as opposed to veterans who have suffered a gradual loss of sight.

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