Professionals with Vision Loss Support Group

Introducing the Professionals with Vision Loss Support Group

Are you a professional navigating the challenges of vision loss? We understand the unique journey you’re on, and that’s why we’ve created a dedicated support group just for you. Join our community of like-minded individuals who share your experiences, challenges, and aspirations.

The support group will be hosted monthly on Zoom.

Third Thursday of the month from 6-7pm CDT beginning 9/21/23
Space is limited. Registration closes 48hrs prior to session. Register Below.

Our Professionals with Vision Loss Support Group provides a warm and welcoming environment where you can openly discuss your low vision challenges and triumphs. Our members listen, support, and offer valuable guidance based on their experiences, and they understand the emotional impact low vision can have on your professional and personal life. We provide a safe space for you to share your concerns, seek advice, and receive the emotional support you need to thrive on your own terms.

Meetings are monthly and are held virtually. They are facilitated by Dr. Susan Wilson, who worked as an emergency physician in Milwaukee for 25 years. She was diagnosed with myopic retinopathy in 2015, and the condition forced her retirement in 2019.

Dr. Susan Wilson

Wanting to continue to engage with her colleagues in medicine, she became a certified physician peer coach and has subsequently provided coaching support to those in healthcare. Dr. Wilson has a special interest in the topics of mental fitness and post-traumatic growth and has seen how these concepts have helped her come to terms with her own vision loss. She is now sharing these insights with other professionals who are also challenged by visual impairment. You can learn more about her work at

Join the Professionals with Vision Loss Support Group today and empower yourself with knowledge, connection and understanding. To join or learn more please complete the form below.

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Locations & Contact

The Chicago Lighthouse provides education, employment, independent-living, and specialized services for people who are blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veterans throughout Chicagoland. Contact us today to learn more at (312) 666-1331.

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