I heard that VA will provide me with an electric razor due to my blindness. Is this true and how do I get one?


That is absolutely true. The VA’s Prosthetics Department, located at your local VA Medical Center, provides aids to eligible veterans to help them overcome impairments due to blindness. These benefits are available to veterans who are enrolled in VA’s healthcare system. Examples of VA provided devices that may be of help for veterans who are blind or low vision include talking watches and calculators, electric razors, recording devices, long canes, writing guides, and Braille writers.

For more information, please contact your VA Medical Center’s Visual Impairment Services Coordinator. Coordinators provide any needed referrals, counseling, prosthetic devices, and case management services.

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