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Programs that pay for or provide equipment or other products which enhance the ability of people who have visual impairments or other disabilities to see and/or read; or which make television programs, feature films, home videos and other visual media accessible by providing a descriptive narration of key visual elements in these programs.

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Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - Community ServicesOffers assessments by licensed optometrists, prescriptions for optical aids, and the opportunity to try out aids ranging from magnifiers, writing guides, special lighting devices, and closed-circuit TVs. Clients are encouraged to borrow aids prior to purchase. Prevention of blindness programs including preschool vision and adult screenings. Transportation This free door-to-door service provides rides to any type of medical appointment or essential service need, such as obtaining a photo ID. Individuals must live in Allegheny County and appointments must be made in advance. Support Services These services include grocery and personal needs shopping with the individual, assisting with reading and filling out forms, picking up prescriptions, minor household repairs, adjusting clocks and reading instructions.AlleghenyCommunity ServicesBlind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - Low Vision RehabilitationOptometrists provide examinations and prescribe optical aids, ranging from hand-held magnifiers to electronic devices designed to maximize remaining eyesight. Therapists train students on how to use optical aids in daily activities like reading, watching television, or recreational activities.AlleghenyRehabilitation ProgramsBlind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped Visual Reading AidsVisual reading aids.CambriaCambria County Assoc. for the Blind and Handicapped Vision ServicesCambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped
Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Low Vision ServicesProvides Low Vision Services by an optometrist specially trained in low vision technologies for people whose vision cannot be restored with a prescribed correction. After an evaluation, the optometrist may recommend specialized vision aids which enable clients to use their remaining sight more comfortably and efficiently.DelawareCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Delaware; ChesterCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Eyewear ShoppeVisual Reading Aids for visually impaired people in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties.CumberlandVision Resources of Central PennsylvaniaVision Resources of Central Pennsylvania
Fayette County Association for the Blind Low Vision ServicesLow Vision Services enable the client to maximize the use of their residual vision in order to function more independently. Includes: • Consultation for low vision services • Evaluation with Low Vision Specialist • Demonstration of assistive aids and appliances • Digital Talking Book (A Free Library Service) • Assistance with Handicap Placard • Telephone Directory Assistance Exemption • Purchase of low vision aids such as UV shields, magnifiers, large print items, etc. FayettePennsylvania Association for the Blind - Fayette County Association for the BlindPennsylvania Association for the Blind
Macula Vision Research Foundation - Support Sight ProgramThe mission of SupportSight of the MVRF is to enhance the quality of life of the ever-growing population who are affected by or concerned with macular degeneration through public education programs, small support groups, the toll-free hotline (866-4-Macula) responding to the needs of patients, their families and loved ones, through question and answer sessions following public education programs, and printed and taped literature. MontgomeryMacula Vision Research Foundation - Montgomery; ConshohockenMacula Vision Research Foundation
VisionCorps Center, YorkVisionCorps Vision Center consists of four services. •First, clients can receive a comprehensive examination by an ophthalmologist or optometrist. She will discuss what low vision aids are available. Contact Leora Wiest at 717-848-1690. •Second, VisionCorps has Occupational Therapy services available. Contact Jennifer Zack at 717-848-1690, ext. 105. •The third service provided by VisionCorps is Orientation & Mobility training. Contact Jennifer Zack at 717-848-1690, ext. 105. •The fourth service is the demonstration, evaluation and sale of Closed Circuit Television Systems, also known as CCTVs. Access Technology services/training is available. Contact Tony Heath at 717-848-1690, ext. 114. • Please, remember we provide comprehensive client support services: Access Technology, Talking Book Program, Public Education, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Low Vision Services, Preschool Screening and Remedial Eye Care. Also provides Social Services, including transportation to medical appointments and essential community errands; and in-home support services. YorkVisionCorps YorkVisionCorps
VisionCorps LancasterSupports and promotes the interests of the blind and the prevention of blindness through a wide range of services, including: - Vocational Services provides skill training, placement, handicapped employment and competitive employment - Rehabilitation and Social Services teach vision impaired persons and their families techniques and use of adaptive equipment to promote independence - Glaucoma screenings, Kid Sight screenings -Referrals to local ophthalmologists for diagnosis and treatment, eye examinations and refractions for low income individuals without medical insurance - Assistance for the purchase of eyeglasses, ranging in cost from $35 and up, depending on prescription, for low-income individuals - Preschool Classroom Program - Recreation Services includes social club, holiday parties and trips, crochet and knitting classes - Retail shop for low vision aids - Braille Transcription - Sight Loss Support GroupsLancasterVisionCorps LancasterVisionCorps

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