Many With Vision Loss Can Have a Better Tomorrow

Lesa Kretschmer, Founder and CEO

“With an aging population, the United States will see an increase in cases of age-related vision loss.”

Lesa Kretschmer, Founder and CEO of Florida Vision Technology has dedicated over 23 years to helping people with vision loss regain their independence. The Florida Vision Technology store opened in 2003 inside the Lighthouse of Broward, in Fort Lauderdale, and has been growing ever since. Her success can be attributed to expert product knowledge and exemplary customer service – i.e., matching the client with the right assistive technology according to their vision, abilities, and lifestyle.

“There are many reasons why people experience vision loss”, explains Kretschmer. “Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, and eye injuries are just a few of the causes. And with an aging population, the United States will see an increase in cases of age-related vision loss. This will put additional responsibility on the family and care takers as the population ages,” says Kretschmer.

Kretschmer adds, “In conjunction with medical eye exams, it’s essential for people to have the right equipment and tools in order to operate as independently, and safely, as possible in their environment”. The range of visual aids now available is extraordinary — and new advances are made daily.

John Ryan, Florida Vision Technology’s store manager, is their on-site expert in assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired. John, visually impaired himself, has a unique understanding of the struggle, fears, and needs of those with vision loss. He has years of experience working with clients and assessing their equipment needs.

Kretschmer states,…

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