Thomas Perski, M.A.

Senior Vice President, Rehabilitation Services

A pioneer in the field of low vision for over 25 years and a nationally respected figure in the field of assistive technology, Tom is responsible for overseeing several programs at The Lighthouse, including the VA Distribution Program, the Assistive Technology Center and the Tools for Living consumer products store. He has been responsible for an expansion of services and sales through the creation of a new catalog and e-commerce website featuring technology and independent living aids, as well as other programs integrated with Low Vision Rehabilitation Services and the Assistive Technology Department. Prior to joining The Lighthouse, Tom held several positions at the Deicke Center for Visual Rehabilitation (now Spectrios), and from 1994 to 2004, he was the founder and executive director of Macular Degeneration International. He earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from Northeastern Illinois University.