DEDICATED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE

Peer Support for VIPs and their families

Eye2Eye at Rutgers University is the first phone-based, emotional Peer Support Program for people with vision loss in the United States. The program aims to “support, comfort, and help you through the process of dealing with the difficulties [of adjusting to vision loss], and to celebrate your successes with living a healthy lifestyle” through peer support, clinical assessment, information dissemination, referrals, and outreach activities. “As visually impaired individuals ourselves, we understand some of the emotions you may be feeling.” Peer supporters have different types and levels of visual impairment to ensure that “a peer who understands, and who has walked in [your] shoes, is only a phone call away.”