Of the five human senses, eyesight is considered the most important.
Unfortunately, for many, that sense is fading or is completely gone.
But there is assistance for those people.
And, it’s available through a local program that helps the visually impaired through guidance, trust and faith– which matters.
   
This is how most people see the world– clear and in color.

But, this special lens shows how someone with macular degeneration sees the world.

Being visually impaired or blind can be terrifying.

It’s something Danny Wayne, with the Wabash Independent Living and Learning Center, or WILL Center for short, knows all too well.

But, he uses his low vision and combines it with faith to help others deal with their sight issues through the center’s Low Vision Program.

“What faith I hope to give them is that you can continue living a normal life, adjusting in some ways to continue being the person that you want to be,” says Danny Wayne, program manager of the Low Vision Program.

Wayne says a state grant makes that possible by helping fund devices that can make a difference— like this digital talking book player.

Other devices range from print resources to technology that allows those with low vision to continue reading small print.

Wayne says more than half of the people serviced by the Low Vision Program are 55 and older.

That’s why he often makes house calls to help give clients hope that life can continue successfully with low or no vision.

“We can help them along, but we’re not gonna do the work for you,” Wayne adds.

Services at the WILL Center are free for Indiana residents.

Also, the center is hosting a free Low Vision Senior Expo.

It’s April 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roy Clark Building in Linton, IN.

And, lunch will be provided.

You must RSVP by April 12, 2017.

To RSVP or get more information on the Low Vision Program, call the WILL Center at (812) 298-9455.