Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc.

To provide vision rehabilitation, eye health services and education that promote independence,
to collaborate with and train professionals, and to conduct research in related fields.

It's Possible to See Without Sight™

601 Southwest Eighth Avenue, FL 33130 · Ph: 305.856.2288 · Fx: 305-285.6967 · 

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Links of Interest

Please visit links to web resources and collaborators.

Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals

Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities

American Council of the Blind

American Foundation for the Blind
AFB Senior Site has chosen the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired as the April 2011 Agency of the Month! Find out more about Senior Site, which encourages older adults with eye diseases to live independently and productively, and connects them and their family members to the local services and resources they need. Please visit

American Optometric Association

American Printing House for the Blind

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Cross-Disability Transportation Issues Committee

Florida Association of Agencies Serving the Blind
FAASB is a statewide nonprofit organization that provides direct support services to visually impaired and blind Floridians through our local nonprofit member agencies. 

Florida Department of Health

Florida Division of Blind Services

Florida Families of Children with Visual Impairments

Florida Optometric Association

Jewish Books for the Visually Impaired

Hadley School for the Blind

Health Foundation of South Florida

Healthy Vision/Healthy People 2010

Helping Students with Visual Impairments- Accredited Schools Online

Miami-Dade Public Library System

Miami Kids Maganize

National Eye Institute

National Federation of the Blind

Rapid Wristbands
Thank you to Rapid Wristbands who supplies Miami Lighthouse with probono Braille wristbands.

Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities

Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis Pigmentosa

Social Security

Talking Book Library

The Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Related Diseases

The Children's Trust

We Connect Now
We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.

WLRN Radio Reading Service





Miami Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.


Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned ten consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.


Miami Lighthouse has earned the Silver participation level through the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami Lighthouse’s commitment to data transparency.






Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.


Miami Lighthouse was the recipient of the 2013 Switchboard Miami All Star Most Valuable Non-Profit Award.


Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner (2013 and 2014) of the Marlins Foundation and a 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Legacy Partner. Our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program has received over $300,000 in charitable donations through these partnerships.


Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.


Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare’s 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.


Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.


Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.


Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.


Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.