Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

We are the premier resource for individuals with vision loss in San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. Serving more than 1,400 clients and families each year, Vista Center helps clients reach their highest potential through programs that promote independence and improve quality of life.

Our wide variety of programs and services promote independence and improve quality of life for clients and their families. Please view our website to see the extensive offerings of programs and services.

Information and Referral

Vista Center offers comprehensive information and referral services about local community, state or national resources available for individuals who are blind and visually impaired.

Orientation and Mobility

Have you ever wondered how you would cross a busy intersection if you had no vision?  The ability to move about independently, safely and with confidence is fundamental to enjoying a productive and independent life.  Our Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Specialists teach adults and children who have vision impairments the specific skills needed to find their way through their environment and to travel safely and efficiently at home, school, work, and through the community.

Daily Living Skills

Imagine trying to perform your routine daily activities without the benefit of eyesight.  Our Rehabilitation Teachers provide tips, instruction and simple modifications that empower clients to continue to manage their lives. 


Daily Living Skills covers instruction in the following skills:


  • Personal Care
  • Clothing Care
  • Labeling
  • Shopping
  • Food Preparation
  • Household Management and housekeeping
  • Medical and Diabetes Management
  • Record Keeping
  • Money Management
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Social and recreational involvement

Daily Living Skills instruction is individualized and occurs in the client’s home, school, or workplace.

2500 El Camino Real, Suite 100
94306 Palo Alto , CA
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