The Seeing Eye: More Than A Place
The Seeing Eye, Inc. is the oldest existing guide dog school in the world. Twelve times a year, as many as 24 students at a time visit the Morristown, N.J. campus to discover the exhilarating experience of traveling with a Seeing Eye® dog.
Our students – people who are blind or visually impaired – come from all over the United States and Canada to spend up to a month training with a new Seeing Eye® dog. They range in age from 16 to senior citizens, their home environments may be rural or urban, and they may be homemakers, volunteers, or judges. But they all have this in common: They are motivated by a sense of independence and armed with the knowledge that Seeing Eye® dogs will provide an extra edge to attain success, however they may choose to define it.
Join us in providing those opportunities for success. Find out about careers at The Seeing Eye or learn about ways to volunteer.
What Our Graduates Tell Us
The difference The Seeing Eye makes in the lives of people who are blind can best be demonstrated by the graduates themselves … people who are living their lives – some ordinary and others not-so-ordinary – enhanced by their daily experiences with their dogs. We strive to make constant improvements to our program, listening closely to what all our students have to say during exit interviews at the end of class and in surveys that take place several months after they return home.
Five years of survey results revealed the following:
- 93.4 percent said they are more mobile now than before they had a dog.
- 83 percent described their overall Seeing Eye experience as “excellent,” and 13 percent as “good.”
- 97.7 percent said they would recommend The Seeing Eye program to others.