O/M Specialist demonstrating stair travel skills to student
Opportunity East, the rehabilitation division of Lions Volunteer Blind Industries, has been offering services to people who are blind and visually impaired since 1972. Opportunity Eastís rehabilitation services address quality of life issues while promoting life enrichment through several different disciplines including; pre-vocational evaluation, rehabilitation teaching/independent daily living skills, orientation and mobility, work adjustment, adaptive computer training and Tennessee Business Enterprises entry-level training. Opportunity Eastís mission is to "enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities through comprehensive training and support so that they can become integrated and productive within their communities." Opportunity East is available to serve Tennessee Blind Services Referrals throughout the state.
A 2002 survey conducted by Opportunity East supports the quality of its service. A personal interview of one-hundred and forty-seven previous clients revealed that one-hundred and thirty-seven or approximately ninety-three percent (93%) rated Opportunity Eastís service from good to excellent.