Understanding Vision Loss: What Social Workers Need to Know

by Steve Reinhardt, LCSW and AnneMarie O’Hearn, MPA Stephen Reinhard, LCSW, has been with Lighthouse Guild since 1975. He has been the Director of Lighthouse Guild’s Psychiatric Clinic since 2004.

eLearning Course Helps Older Adults Adapt to Vision Loss

Lighthouse Guild offers an online continuing education course called Low Vision in Older Adults: Foundations for Rehabilitation (Second Edition).

Behavioral Health

César A. Alfonso, MD, published an article in Psychiatric Times called “PTSD and Suicide After Natural Disasters.” Citing the devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in September 2017, Dr. Alfonso noted that the prevalence of PTSD among victims doubles after a natural disaster and lasts for two years afterward.

Vision Loss Has Significant Impact on Use of Hospital Resources and Costs for Older Patient

A national study with broad implications has found that older patients with vision loss who are hospitalized for common disorders are often not identified as requiring special attention, which can affect outcomes, resource use and costs.

Set Your Sights on Vision Rehab

“Set Your Sights on Vision Rehab” Facebook Live Event Co-hosted by Lighthouse Guild, National Eye Institute and the American Optometric Association February is Low Vision Awareness Month. To celebrate this

Women’s Eye Health Tips

April Is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month It is easy to take vision for granted. However, it’s important for everyone to pay attention to their eye health. During April,

#EyeOnHealth: ADA: Making Art Accessible

Dr. Linda Gerra, Lighthouse Guild’s Director of Children’s Vision Programs, is an expert in blindness and visual impairment, specifically in the education of children and young adults.

Restore and Maintain Independence With Rehab

Physical therapy focuses on restoring a function by improving movement, balance, pain management and gaining strength after an injury or illness.

Traveling With Low Vision

Tips for navigating travel by air, bus or rail when you can’t see well.