Roughly 21 percent of blind or visually impaired adults over 25 years of age do not have a high school diploma, and only 22 percent have earned a bachelor's degree, according to the American Foundation for the Blind. With help, people with visual impairment can succeed in school, and pursue dreams of higher education. Lindsey Towns experienced vision loss at the age of 13, and yet she continues to excel in school with the help of her visual impairment teacher.
"This is my 39th year of working with blind children or visually impaired students, and we have books and things they can follow through, but they're very difficult for them to understand sometimes, so I try to make it personal for each individual student, however they learn best," said Bill Rogers, a visual impairment teacher.
If you or a loved one has suffered vision loss, the San Diego Center for the Blind can help your family in a number of ways.
"Despite Vision Loss, Student Doesn't Lose Sight of Success"