Almost three of every four people in the United States have vision problems; some more serious than others. Over 3.3 million people in the United States are either legally blind or visually impaired. There are many causes and reasons why one might be visually challenged. Some people are simply born or develop vision problems. Many lose their vision later in life due to age related diseases such as diabetes, glaucoma or macular degeneration. Anyone who has experienced vision loss knows it can be devastating and life changing. Simple day-to-day tasks which you never thought about must now be relearned. Things you take for granted such as just walking down the street can be a challenge and intimidating.
iChallenged, Inc. was established to assist those with visual impairments meet their full potential in life. For some it might be as simple as correcting their blurred vision or learning new tools to communicate. For others it may be the assistance needed to control an eye infection or control eye pressure or assistance in learning to cope with recent vision loss or learning new technology to aid in developing employment skills to continue providing for their family.
If you need eye or vision care consider our associated eye clinic directed by Dr. Bernard Miller - Don't wait - To make an appointment please contact his office at (248) 552-5453 - DON'T LET THE LACK OF INSURANCE STEAL YOUR EYESIGHT FROM YOU! Dr. Miller's office currently supports many iChallenged sponsored programs:
Bernard Miller, O.D.
17330 Northland Park Court Suite 203A
Southfield, MI 48075
Dr. Miller's office currently supports many iChallenged sponsored programs:
Bernard Miller, O.D.
Regardless of your situation iChallenged is here to help you. We provide the following services and programs primarily in southeastern Michigan but also encompassing the entire State of Michigan.
- Assistance with obtaining vision care
- Assistance with obtaining medical eye care
- Computer training for the visually impaired, partially sighted, legally blind and totally blind
- Mobility training
- Skills of daily living
- Adjustment counseling
iCHALLENGED PROVIDES ADJUSTMENT COUNSELING
A person who has recently lost his sight often goes through a grieving process similar to when a loved one dies. The process typically consists of five stages:
- Shock and denial
Not everyone experiences these emotions in the same way or in the same order. They may move in and out of a phase more than once, even experiencing more than one phase at a time. It is a difficult and long process.
iCHALLENGED PROVIDES OTHER IMPORTANT SERVICESWe are here to help you. We also provide the following additional services and programs primarily in southeastern Michigan and throughout the state.
- Assistance coping with vision loss
- Advocacy through making people aware of state and non-profit programs available to assist you
- Orientation and Mobility Training
- Job Skills Assessments
- Assistive Technology Instruction
- Job in jeapordy intervention
- Assistance with obtaining vision related health care and services
If you or a loved one is experiencing vision loss and need assistance, please contact iChallenged today at (313) 910-7822 or toll free (866) 765-6051 send an email to John Whitacre or Rhonda Brantley and one of our staff will contact you to discuss your situation and how best we may be able to help.
A Quote from one of our instructors: “Since I myself am blind I must mention that blindness is simply an inconvenience. I hope that I encouraged my students to dream big, and then to work with vigor and confidence to make those dreams a reality.” – Ted Lennox.