Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc.

Through education, training, research and vision enhancement, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides hope, confidence, and independence to people of all ages.

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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About Us

Miami Lighthouse Board

The Miami Lighthouse Board, a diverse and dynamic group of volunteers, provides leadership and support to ensure the vitality of the organization.

Management Team

Miami Lighthouse' s CEO and Management Team is dedicated to offering the most effective, state-of-the-art techniques and care to persons who are blind or visually impaired, as well as its new initiative in eye wellness.

Young Professionals

The Young Professionals of the Lighthouse (YPOL) was launched in 2003 to establish volunteerism and activism among professionals between 25-40 years of age. Their social gatherings, held throughout the year, promote networking and fundraising for Miami Lighthouse programs and special projects.

History of Miami Lighthouse

Through education, training, research and vision enhancement, Miami Lighthouse is a center for learning that provides hope, confidence, and independence to people of all ages, transforming the lives of over 90,000 blind and visually impaired people annually, from babies to seniors, and their families.

Financial Documents, Reports and Forms

Find Miami Lighthouse's Annual Reports, Audited Financial Statements, IRS Forms, Consumer Certificate’s, Board Materials and more here.


Read the Lantern, Miami Lighthouse's audio and text newsletter.

Awards and What They're Saying About Miami Lighthouse

Read about Client Satisfaction Surveys, our Points of Pride and Awards and Recognitions Miami Lighthouse has received.

Publications, Professional Conferences and Webinars

Listen to and read about Miami Lighthouse's publications, professional conferences and webinars.

Volunteer Opportunities - Get Involved!

Read about ways you can get involved at Miami Lighthouse.

Employment Opportunities

Find job opportunities at Miami Lighthouse.



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Miami Lighthouse is AER accredited distinguishing that an agency or school operates at the highest level of quality and is positioned to generate the outcomes needed by the clients.


Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2020 award for "Best in Nonprofit" campaign by PRWeek referred to as the "Oscars of the PR industry".


Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned 13 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 Gold participation level through the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami Lighthouse's commitment to data transparency.


Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year. This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.


Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ is a Florida gold seal and nationally Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)


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


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


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


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 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.