Numbers: Vision casters
NewView Oklahoma provides rehabilitation services to patients with “low vision.”
Courtesy NewView Oklahoma
NewView Oklahoma is the state’s largest nonprofit to provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to patients with “low vision,” or vision that cannot be corrected with glasses, medication or surgery.
The organization’s Tulsa Low Vision Center offers licensed occupational therapy services, certified orientation and mobility training and assistive technology training for the blind and visually impaired.
20,000 Residents in Tulsa and surrounding counties have low vision.
1949 Is the year NewView Oklahoma was founded to empower people who are blind and visually impaired to achieve their maximum level of independence through employment, rehabilitation and community outreach.
2013 Is the year the nonprofit opened its Tulsa Low Vision Center at 5986 S. Yale Ave., in partnership the Northeastern State University Lesley L. Walls Vision Center.
30-40 Campers attend NewView Oklahoma’s two OWL (Oklahomans Without Limits) Camps each summer. Camp activities are designed to encourage collaboration and improve confidence and independence, while challenging societal and self-imposed limits.
15-18-Year-olds who are blind or visually impaired will
attend the Tulsa OWL Camp from June 12-16 at Grand Lake and Rogers State University. An Oklahoma City OWL Camp for younger children is planned for July.
6/21/16 Is the date of NewView Oklahoma’s Kendra Scott fundraiser in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. From 5-7 p.m., 20 percent of sales at the Tulsa jewelry store (1842 Utica Square) will benefit the nonprofit.