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When a veteran loses their sight or starts to lose their sight,  due to chemical exposure, war injury, or disease,  it is one of the most dramatic things that can happen to them and their family. It changes everything that they have ever done or will do. It creates a new way for the veteran and their family to live. Simple things, such as walking up a set of stairs, or going to the local store, things that a normal sighted person takes for granted, becomes new obstacles that a veteran must learn to overcome.  Helping Blind and Low Vision Veterans is one of the areas that ASIVO specialize in. Our Field Service Officers have help thousands of Blind and Low Vision veterans over the years, from working with them in gaining employment, going back to school to learn a skill, to helping them with their VA benefits at the VA Medical Centers and the VA Regional Offices. ASIVO is dedicated to working with our Blind/Visual Impaired veterans to protect their benefits and programs including VIST, BROS, Low Vision Clinics and Blind Rehabilitation Centers. As such, we will work to help these programs as well as improve them. We will work to ensure that our Blind/Visual Impaired Veterans are aware of and are able to obtain the latest technology and training that will help improve their quality of life. We are here to help our Blind/Visual Impaired veterans who want to work and become a productive part of society. Further complicating adapting to vision or another sensory impairment occurs when there is a dual sensory loss or a loss caused by traumatic brain injury.  ASIVO will work with veterans who have had to deal with these losses by assisting them in filing claims, seeking training and obtaining the best possible medical care. One of the main goals of ASIVO is to have a dedicated Ratings Board at each VA Regional Office that will handle claims filed by our Blind/Low Vision veterans. In too many cases, two veterans, with the same condition, are rated differently due to a lack of training and knowledge of vision loss by the different Rating Boards. We will work to ensure that this does not happen to our veterans when they need help the most and that their claims are expedited in a timing fashion. There are many dedicated individuals within the VA, both at the Regional Offices and the VA Medical Centers, who work tirelessly for our veterans and we should let them know that we are aware of their efforts on behalf of our veterans. ASIVO will have a review panel, made up of professions in the field, who will annually review individuals or programs, recommended by our members, and show our appreciation to them for their work for and with our Blind/Low Vision veterans.
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