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Florida Celebrates Twenty Years in 2020!

Florida Vision Technology is officially celebrating its 20th anniversary. When I started in February 2000, the assistive technology industry was young, and there were just a handful of manufacturers.
 
Opening the business felt right, and I was ready to jump in. The biggest challenge, in the beginning, was getting a used bulky desk into the shed in my backyard, which my daughters named "Lesa Berg Kretschmer World Headquarters."
 
Three years later, in June of 2003, we moved into our first offsite location and opened a low vision superstore!

Our Past has Prepared us for an Exciting Future

A lot has changed in the past twenty years, but more importantly, a lot has stayed the same. Looking back on the past two decades in the business, the stories of opportunities where we've played a significant role for our clients is heartwarming.
 
From helping a blind child navigate their new school campus to assisting an elderly veteran with low vision, read his mail, FVT has been there.
 
Florida Vision Technology's focus is on improving the lives of the visually impaired and blind with custom solutions to help in school, at work, and with leisure activities.
 
Over the past 20 years, Florida Vision Technology has employed 30-plus, visually impaired, and blind staff. Along the way, we've worked through some challenging times, too—9/11, the financial crisis/recession, manufacturer downsizing, and hurricanes.
 
Florida Vision Technology began with a focus on the assistive technology industry, including hardware and software solutions that foster independence in our client's lives.
 
We continue to enjoy a strong wave of growth and innovation, and this past year we received top sales awards from two of our partner companies.

To Our clients

I'm so grateful and honored to work with our clients. Thank you for your trust in our team and our abilities to help you achieve your goals and vision of success.
 
The people that we’ve met and worked with at our client organizations continuously enrich the Florida Vision Technology team.
 
Many of these people have become friends or advisors, allowing us to grow and learn individually, and, as a company. Thank you for your unwavering loyalty and referrals.

To Our Team

Being in business for 20 years requires having incredible, talented people in your organization.

I am grateful for the unique opportunity to work with a group of passionate, caring, and patient colleagues.

Your willingness to give of yourselves is extraordinary and admired.

To Our Partners

I would also like to recognize our global partners that collaborate with us to deliver incredible products that make a positive, sustainable impact in our client's lives.
 
We have the privilege to work alongside the top manufacturers from around the globe. All of you are an integral part of our team, and we are proud to work with you.
 
Thank you for an epic 20 years and here's to celebrating the next successful chapter together. We begin our third decade with open arms as we anticipate what lies ahead. We appreciate you all for being part of our lives

Testimonial

Thank You for providing great assistance to the DBS client to acquire the item necessary to support her efforts with the summer student program . Annika , you are a great partner to DBS & Tampa Lighthouse - Thank You !!
Lesa Kretschmer

FOUNDER & CEO

Lesa Kretschmer

Assistive Technology Specialist

Annika Kretschmer, MSW

VP of Sales & Marketing

Assistive Technology Specialist

Jose
Cintron

Blindness Sales & Training Manager
 
Assistive Technology Specialist

Shurri
Dixon

Accounts Administration

Mina Beshay

Assistive Technology Specialist
Greater Daytona Beach

Charlie Madsen

National Accounts Manager

Steven T. Wright

Content Creator

Retail Locations

Oakland Park Blvd
2880 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
 
Suite 104
 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
 
954-525-5311
 
Monday-Friday 10-4 pm
 
Assistive Technology Evaluations for Students, Adults & Employers
 
• Individualized & Group Trainings for Consumers, Agencies,
 
Institutions & Corporations
 
• Support to Identify Access Solutions to Increase Independence
 
• Product Demonstrations Representing Multiple Manufacturers
 
• Customizing, Maintaining & Repairing Assistive Technology
 
• Device Rental & Payment Programs
 
• In-home or On-site Delivery, Set-up & Technical Training
 
• Accessibility Website Testing with our trained employees
 
 
 
Florida Vision Technology is a certified woman-owned small business based out of Fort Lauderdale. Lesa Kretschmer, Founder, and CEO, have worked in the blindness and low vision industry for more than 29 years. She is committed to placing the best assistive technology solutions available today within reach of blind and visually challenged people of all ages and walks of life.
Daytona Beach FL
CVI
 
1187 Dunn Ave. Daytona Beach FL
 
Tuesdays 10am-3pm
 
Assistive Technology Evaluations for Students, Adults & Employers
 
• Individualized & Group Trainings for Consumers, Agencies,
 
Institutions & Corporations
 
• Support to Identify Access Solutions to Increase Independence
 
• Product Demonstrations Representing Multiple Manufacturers
 
• Customizing, Maintaining & Repairing Assistive Technology
 
• Device Rental & Payment Programs
 
• In-home or On-site Delivery, Set-up & Technical Training
 
• Accessibility Website Testing with our trained employees
 
 
 
Florida Vision Technology is a certified woman-owned small business based out of Fort Lauderdale. Lesa Kretschmer, Founder, and CEO, have worked in the blindness and low vision industry for more than 29 years. She is committed to placing the best assistive technology solutions available today within reach of blind and visually challenged people of all ages and walks of life.