OVLF: Dedicated To Supporting Research And Improving Quality Of Life

The Overcome Vision Loss Foundation was incorporated in the State of Delaware on July 12, 2012 and is dedicated to supporting research on quality of life and societal changes through public policy and legislation. The Foundation is not a lobbying organization but a source of information for any and all interested in vision loss..

The OVLF serves as an advocate for those with vision loss for any reason, recognizing that multiple groups exist to champion specific causes. The OVLF will also target causes of vision loss in the United States and around the world that are preventable or reversible.

According to the Center for Disease Control, vision loss is one of the top ten disabilities in the United States. Individuals with vision loss often withdraw into their homes, so the disability is not publicly noticeable. The purpose of the OVLF is enabling those with vision loss to live high quality and productive lives. Public education about the specific challenges for those with vision loss is a key

component of the OVLF efforts. In addition, analysis of those challenges and research validating the means and methods to overcome those challenges are high priority objectives.

Utilizing existing research and information about those with vision loss, the OVLF will begin develop white papers, media information and web education modules. The organization's main office is located in Gettysburg, PA, but facilities in Atlanta, GA, New York, NY, Boston, MA, and Washington, DC will also be utilized. These efforts are aligned with the exempt purpose of a public charity.

The OVLF seeks financial assistance from county, state and federal agencies responsible for dispersing federal and state funds for disabled or handicapped individuals, from National Service Organizations, from men and women's organizations, from individual citizens and from businesses. If you or your business would like to help our mission, please click on the "make a donation" menu selection, or go to the "contact us" choice, and we will reply promptly.

A Closer Look:

• 7 of 10 people with severe vision loss are unemployed

• 80 percent of people with severe vision loss experience chronic depression

• Visually impaired veterans are 10 times more likely to commit suicide than any other type of disabled veteran

• Total cost of vision loss exceeded $50 billion in 2007

• Roughly 21.5 million adult Americans have trouble seeing

• One in three youths under 25 are currently obese and a large percentage will suffer from vision loss

Our Blog

The OVLF Blog keeps up on news and developments involving those dealing with vision loss. Take a look, and if you like, leave a comment...


Meet The Board

Vast experience from many different viewpoints and backgrounds make up the Overcome Vision Loss Foundation's Board Of Directors.


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