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    Programs that pay for or provide magnifiers, magnification equipment, light intensification equipment, night vision equipment, closed circuit television devices and other products which help people who have visual impairments use their remaining vision to greater advantage.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    BCAB Supportive ServicesOffers a variety of services to visually impaired and blind individuals. Increases independence and improves the quality of life. Educates the public about the causes, symptoms, and prevention of blindness. Offers technology information and assistive technology classes.BeaverBeaver County Association for the BlindBeaver County Association for the Blind
    Blind Association of Butler and ArmstrongProvides services for the blind and visually impaired citizens of Armstrong and Butler Counties.ButlerBlind Association of Butler and ArmstrongBlind Association of Butler and Armstrong
    Blinded Veterans AssociationThe Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is an organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans. Through our service programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government, we hope to make life better for blinded veterans. We also hope to be there with encouragement and support. There is no charge for any BVA service and membership is not a prerequisite to obtain help. All legally blinded veterans are also eligible for BVA’s assistance whether they become blind during or after active duty military service.Blinded Veterans AssociationBlinded Veterans Association
    Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Adult ServicesBCABVI offers a range of adult services to meet the evolving needs of its clients. Services include, Case Management, In-Home Services, Skill Sessions, Transportation, Tech Groups, Support Groups, Volunteer Opportunities and Social ProgramsBucksBucks County Association for the Bind and Visually Impaired -BucksBucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired -Children's ServicesProvides preschool vision screening services, support and resources to families with a child with impaired vision.BucksBucks County Association for the Bind and Visually Impaired -BucksBucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped Low vision aids.Low vision 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
    Center for Vision Loss - Lehigh ValleyProvides services and programs to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, enabling them to lead rewarding and productive lives. The programs and services available include: Client Support: Individualized casework services, one-on-one training and assistance, and support groups. Vision Rehabilitation: Vision rehabilitation therapies, orientation and mobility training, access technology instruction, and personal counseling. Low Vision Specialty Care: Exams from a Low Vision Optometrist that determine magnification needs, sales of devices that maximize existing sight, and a vision aids store. Escorted Transportation: Door-through-door transportation services that provide access to critical medical care, food supplies, and agency programs. $3.50 each way. Activities and Classes: Life skills classes, socialization events, recreational activities, physical activities, and a Camp I CAN! summer program for kids. Vision Screenings: Free screenings for children as young as 6 months with state-of-the-art technology that does not require the ability to read or speak. Community Education: Eye health and safety programs for diverse audiences and appearances at public events. LehighCenter for Vision Loss - LehighCenter for Vision Loss - Monroe, Northhampton & Lehigh County
    Center for Vision Loss - MonroeProvides services and programs to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, enabling them to lead rewarding and productive lives. The programs and services available include: Client Support: Individualized casework services, one-on-one training and assistance, and support groups. Vision Rehabilitation: Vision rehabilitation therapies, orientation and mobility training, access technology instruction, and personal counseling. Low Vision Specialty Care: Exams from a Low Vision Optometrist that determine magnification needs and sales of devices that maximize existing sight. Escorted Transportation: Door-through-door transportation services that provide access to critical medical care, food supplies, and agency programs. $3.50 each way Activities and Classes: Life skills classes, socialization events, recreational activities, physical activities, and a Camp I CAN! summer program for kids. Vision Screenings: Free screenings for children as young as 6 months with state-of-the-art technology that does not require the ability to read or speak. Community Education: Eye health and safety programs for diverse audiences and appearances at public events. MonroeCenter for Vision Loss - MonroeCenter for Vision Loss - Monroe, Northhampton & Lehigh County
    Central Susquehanna Sight Services - Assistive Technology EquipmentServices assist the consumer as they adapt to changes in vision while providing essential information about available resources. Examples of assistive technology available includes braille and tactile aids, white canes, talking books/cassette book machines, talking watches, large print cards and magnifiers.NorthumberlandCentral Susquehanna Sight Services - Social ServicesCentral Susquehanna Sight Services
    Degenstein Community Library - Miscellaneous Services - Video MagnifierClearview 17" color video magnifierNorthumberlandDegenstein Community Library - Miscellaneous ServicesDegenstein Community Library
    Eyewear ShoppeVisual Reading Aids for visually impaired people in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties.CumberlandVision Resources of Central PennsylvaniaVision Resources of Central Pennsylvania
    Gift of Sight: Basic Eye Exams-Northeast Sight ServicesThrough our Gift of Sight program, we partner with participating eye care professionals to provide basic eye exams for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured. Applicants must meet financial guidelines and provide proof of income to qualify for this program.LuzerneVision Resource Center of Northeast Sight ServicesNortheast Sight Services
    Low Cost Prescription Eyeglasses-Northeast Sight ServicesThe purpose of this programs to ensure that individuals in our local community have access to affordable basic prescription eyeglasses, regardless of family income or insurance coverage. Consistent with the Association for the Blind’s goal of Preventing Blindness, this program provides improved vision that empowers adults and children to pursue a better quality of life for themselves and their communities.LuzerneVision Resource Center of Northeast Sight ServicesNortheast Sight Services
    Low Vision Clinic-Northeast Sight ServicesLow vision refers to vision loss that can no longer be restored with eye glasses or contact lenses. Many individuals who have low vision can benefit from a low vision assessment. A low vision assessment differs from a routine eye exam to evaluate a patient for glasses. Instead it evaluates how to enhance the patient’s remaining vision. The low vision doctor asks the patient about their health history, what medications they are taking and what their living arrangements are, such as living independently or in assisted living. The doctor will ask them what activities they would like to do that they can’t do now, such as watch television, write checks, take a walk, read the newspaper, or see faces. Low vision is not strictly related to aging.LuzerneVision Resource Center of Northeast Sight ServicesNortheast Sight Services
    Low Vision Store-Northeast Sight ServicesOur Low Vision Store, located on the second floor of our building, specializes in providing low vision products, adaptive devices, and technology for the blind and visually impaired.LuzerneVision Resource Center of Northeast Sight ServicesNortheast Sight Services
    Macula Vision Research Foundation - Macular Degeneration Support GroupsIn 1989, Karen and Herb Lotman became very interested in finding out who was working to find the cure and prevention for macula degeneration. To their dismay, they learned that there was very little coordinated research or testing being done — even though it is the leading cause of blindness in adults. Most people take their vision for granted until an injury or vision abnormality makes them realize that the ability to see is fundamental to our daily life and an irreplaceable asset. Macular degeneration affects 15 million Americans. An impaired macula prevents a person from clearly seeing objects straight ahead; such as faces, words on a page, pictures, flowers, television. At its worst, the sufferer has only very limited peripheral vision people cannot see the faces of their children and grandchildren. The Genetic Link: Since Karen's mother has macular degeneration, they had real concerns about the genetic link to future generations of their family. That is why they have chosen to devote their time, efforts, and resources to creating the Macula Vision Research Foundation. A Focus of Their Lives They intend to make its success a major focus of their lives, with the hope that the members of their family and yours will not endure needless suffering from macular degeneration. In November 1997, the Lotmans gathered a group of preeminent vision scientists in Florida. This seminar was not structured like other meetings. The foremost retina experts from various backgrounds, surgeons, pathologists, geneticists, and neuroscientists dedicated to macula degeneration research would confer in an interactive seminar format. This broad range of expertise was one of the reasons the meeting was unusually successful. In most meetings, surgeons meet with surgeons, geneticists with geneticists, etc. 16 Pages of Notes: A leading retina clinician said, "I haven't taken notes at meetings for the last ten years because I didn't learn anything that I did not already know, but at this meeting I took 16 pages of notes because the various disciplines of everyone there enabled me to learn many new facts." The Florida meeting was so well received that the Macula Vision Scientific Advisory Board was established. Robert Molday, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Ophthalmology and Director of the Center for Macular Research at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada is the Chairman. The Board is composed of outstanding vision scientists whose function as board members is to advise on research grants and Foundation policy. The Foundation was awarded charitable, tax-exempt 501(C)(3) status in June, 1998. On February 1, 1999, the Board of Scientific Advisors, after reviewing many funding requests, announced the first research grants. Four three-year grants and one grant for one year totaling $1 million were awarded. To date, grants totaling more than $14 million have been awarded to an exceptional group of vision scientists. The hope is that their interdisciplinary approach, in order to increase the opportunity of discerning the genetic links that predispose families to macular degeneration, will be successful. Scientific conferences are held every 18 months. The tenth major research conference will take place in March 2011. While these conferences illustrate the progress in understanding macular degeneration that has taken place, they also document how much remains to be done. The hope is that the interdisciplinary approach fostered by the Foundation will be of importance to both researchers and clinicians. The Karen and Herbert Lotman Foundation carry all of the administrative costs of the Foundation, therefore every dollar that you contribute goes directly to research and public education programs. Your support enhances MVRF's continued growth. MVRF looks forward to making a positive difference in the vision of the future.MontgomeryMacula Vision Research Foundation - Montgomery; ConshohockenMacula Vision Research Foundation
    Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Loaned EquipmentVideo magnifiers for enlarging printed and hand written material are loaned. Video magnifiers can also be purchased at the agency.MontgomeryMontgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Association for the Blind
    National Federation of the Blind of PAProvides education about blindness, referral services assistance, scholarship information, publications and any aids, appliances or adaptive equipment needed. They provide advocacy services, counseling, guidance and support for the blind and their families.PhiladelphiaNational Federation of the Blind of PA - Philadelphia; Center CityNational Federation of the Blind of PA
    NuVisions Center - Specialized ServicesThrough the Specialized Service program, we offer transportation to medical appointments and essential community resources. This is a door-to-door service insuring the visually impaired person reaches their destination and returns home safely. If necessary, the driver will escort the client to their appointment and help them read and complete any necessary forms. In addition, we provide transportation to our low vision and diabetic support groups that are held once a month. Our support services encompass a variety of activities from organizing shopping lists and household items to reading mail and assisting the client to pay bills. We may refer clients to other agencies that can provide them with additional needed services. We help our clients adjust to vision loss by helping them with everyday tasks; such as, putting a white plate on a dark colored place mat or organizing their canned goods if they cannot read the labels. Our monthly meetings are open to the public and inform the participants of ways to understand, compensate for and adjust to their vision loss and help them maintain their independence.MifflinNuVisions CenterNuVisions Center
    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry - Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services - Low Vision Aids Altoona District OfficePay for or provide magnifiers, magnification equipment, light intensification equipment, night vision equipment, closed circuit television devices, and other products which help people who have visual impairments use their remaining vision to greater advantage.BlairPennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry - Bureau of Blindness and Visual ServicesPennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Services to Visually Impaired/BlindAccess Technology Training: Introduces people who are blind or visually impaired to computer software and the internet and advance computer skills. Evaluation of low video magnifier, vision aids and store on site. Production: Provides employment to people with disabilities (minimum wage). Radio Reading: Individuals who are print reading impaired receive news, information, broadcasts of special events and other programming. Reading and recording of information for individuals. Also do Braille production. Prevention: Preschool vision and hearing screening for children ages 3-5. Adult screenings at businesses, civic organiztions, health fairs. Public awareness presentations. Free eye care and glasses for those who meet financial guidelines.DauphinVision Resources of Central PennsylvaniaVision Resources of Central Pennsylvania
    Transition Assistance-Northeast Sight ServicesOur Transition Assistance Program provides high school students who are blind and visually impaired with the skills and knowledge they need to successfully transition from high school to college and/or employment. The goal of this program is to help students identify and learn the steps they need to take to make the successful transition to life beyond high school. The program curriculum is divided into three main areas: Self –Advocacy, Independent Living and Job and College Preparation.LuzerneInSight Kids Club of NEPANortheast Sight Services
    Venango County Association for the Blind - Assistive TechnologyPeer supported group discussing use of technology (phones, tablets, computers, gadgets and appliances) with people with limited and no vision.VenangoVenango County Association for the BlindVenango County Association for the Blind
    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

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