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    A condition in which affected individuals are totally blind and cannot see or are legally blind and have central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with maximal correction, or a peripheral field of vision that is so contracted that its widest diameter subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.

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    Adult Vision Screenings-North Central Sight ServicesWorks with various community organizations and agencies to provide opportunities for individuals to receive a free vision screening. This screening can include: visual acuity, color perception, horizontal fields, depth perception and intraocular pressures. Participants who fail the screening or who have concerning signs or symptoms are referred for a complete eye exam by an eye care professional.LycomingPrevention of BlindnessNorth Central Sight Services
    American Council of the BlindA national membership organization established to promote the independence, dignity, and well-being of blind and visually impaired people. Members are blind, visually-impaired, or fully sighted people. ACB works on enhancing civil rights, employment, rehabilitation services, travel, etc. Publications available. 2200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 650, Arlington VA (American Council of the Blind)American Council of the Blind
    Beaver County Association for the Blind - Prevention of BlindnessEducates the public about the causes, symptoms, and prevention of blindness. Offers adult and children; vision screenings, education programs, eyeglass cleaning, eye safety programs, low cost glasses and sometimes free eye clinics.BeaverBeaver County Association for the BlindBeaver County Association for the Blind
    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 - Computer Access TechnologyStudents learn a variety of accessible technologies, including screen reading software, screen magnification, Braille displays and other computer technology.AlleghenyRehabilitation ProgramsBlind 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
    Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - New OutlookClasses and training in a variety of adaptive skills and techniques for seniors and others who are vision impaired. Classes are offered one day per week for six classes. Students learn to accomplish daily tasks, like cooking, safely in their homes.AlleghenyRehabilitation ProgramsBlind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
    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
    Blinded Veterans Association HotlineConnects blinded veterans with the benefits and services they have rightfully earned. Publications available: BVA Bulletin (newsletter); BVA Brochure, and "Our Fight" (book). Blinded Veterans AssociationBlinded Veterans Association
    Blindness Adjustment CounselingWe offer a wide array of opportunities for training and support to people of all ages and with diverse needs. Our services include, but are not limited to: Services for ChildrenServices for VeteransBraille Embossing Life skills training at agencies and in homes Orientation and mobility instruction (Cane travel) Home retrofitting for safe mobility Internet access and information technology instruction Safety and prevention education programs and seminars Vision screenings in schools, preschools, businesses, senior centers, nursing homes, hospitals, and other institutions Residential rehabilitation Vocational rehabilitation Employment training Children’s summer instructional programs Radio reading programs Preschool Agency industry employment opportunities Escorted transportation Social and recreational activities Braille instruction Low vision aids and clinics Low-cost prescription eye wear Financial management assistance Community service referrals Support groups Seminars and educational programs for individuals and families Braille EmbossingCumberland*Main Site (Pa Association for the Blind)PA Association for the Blind
    Blind PensionMonthly distribution of a check for basic needs.DauphinDauphin County Assistance OfficeDauphin County Assistance Office
    Blind Relief Fund of Philadelphia - Services for the BlindServices include Financial Aid: - monthly/emergency food coupons - client loans - rent/security deposit assistance - utilities assistance Material Aid: - clothing - heaters/air conditioners - refrigerators and appliances - furniture assistance - home repair assistance Medical aid: - glasses - prescriptions - low vision aids - canes Services: - medical visits - food shopping - housing assistance - act as liaison w/utilities and landlords - assist with applications, forms and bills - referrals to other agencies Emotional Aid: - in-home visits - regular telephone contact - birthday and holiday cards - quarterly newsletter Social Aid: - Annual Boat Ride - Annual Christmas Party - camp sponsorshipsPhiladelphiaBlind Relief Fund of Philadelphia - Philadelphia; East FallsBlind Relief Fund of Philadelphia
    Blind Sports Organization - Sports Programs for the Blind and Visually ImpairedBSO offers social opportunities, sports instruction, clinics, camps, training, and competition through weekly activities, special events, and partnerships. Activities can be added based on interest. Activities include: -Alpine Skiing (Downhill) -Archery -Athletics (Track and Field) -Audio Darts -Beep Baseball -Beep Hockey -Beeping Horseshoes -Bell Basketball -Biathlon -Bowling -Canoe/Kayak -Equestrian -Fencing -Goalball -Gymnastics -Ice Skating -Judo -Karate -Nordic Skiing (Cross-Country) -Pentathlon -Ping-Pong -Powerlifting -Rock Climbing -RollerBlading / Roller Skating -Rowing -Sailing -Showdown -Soccer (5-a-side) -Swimming -Tandem Cycling -Wrestling DelawareBlind Sports Organization - Delaware; HavertownBlind Sports Organization
    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Library for the Blind and Physically HandicappedProvides library service to people who cannot use standard print materials. Audio books and magazines, equipment to play the audio books, large print books, and described videos are available on free loan. Materials are mailed to the borrowers home in postage-free containers.AlleghenyCarnegie Library of PittsburghCarnegie Library of Pittsburgh
    Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Employment ServicesProvides job opportunities for individuals with blindness and visual impairment through its Employment Services program, in cooperation with a number of state agencies and other nonprofit organizations.DelawareCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Delaware; ChesterCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - IDEAL Program (for blind and visually impaired high-school students)The IDEAL Transition Program (Individual Development Through Experience, Assessment and Learning) assists blind and visually impaired students to make the transition from the high school environment to the complex opportunities and risks of adult living, college life, or the workplace. IDEAL is a summer residential program which offers full days of classes and other activities in group and individual settings. Participants may choose a college oriented or employment directed curriculum. The IDEAL staff conducts an assessment of each student’s abilities, skills, and interests, and designs an individualized program for the student to strengthen existing skills and acquire necessary new proficiencies.DelawareCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Delaware; ChesterCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - In Home RehabilitationOur primary goal is to help individuals with blindness and visual impairment to live safely, comfortably and efficiently within their homes. Instructors teach techniques for cooking safely, identifying canned goods, freezer items and medicines, managing laundry and housekeeping tasks, and keeping the household well-organized. Staff assists with marking appliances and with evaluating and implementing safety related changes within the home. Instructors also introduce simple methods for dealing with everyday tasks such as money identification, telling time, and using the telephone. Clients learn new ways to communicate using large print materials, adaptive writing aids, and audio technology. When appropriate, basic Braille may be introduced. Fundamental orientation and mobility skills and white cane techniques are oftentimes taught so that clients can travel safely in their environment. Caring is key. Instructors provide adaptive ways to deal with recreational and social challenges that sometimes arise from vision loss. They also help clients to develop realistic and positive attitudes towards living a rewarding life.DelawareCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Delaware; ChesterCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Life Skills Education GroupGroups meet for support that promotes adjustment to vision loss through effective coping skills. Agenda includes instruction, discussion, informational lectures by guest speakers, art workshops, gardening, field trips and social activities. DelawareCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Delaware; ChesterCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    Central Susquehanna Sight Services - Consumer SupportServices assist the consumer as they adapt to changes in vision while providing essential information about available resources.NorthumberlandCentral Susquehanna Sight Services - Social ServicesCentral Susquehanna Sight Services
    Client Support and Radio Reading - Lackawanna Blind AssociationHome Visits, Sensory Development, and Life Skills. Services are available at no cost.LackawannaLackawanna Blind AssociationLackawanna Blind Association
    Golden Triangle Council of the BlindThe Golden Triangle Council of the Blind is a membership-based, not-for-profit advocacy organization that meets monthly to discuss issues affecting the local blind and visually impaired community. Ranging in age from teenagers to octogenarians, GTCB members are individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or sighted, and are committed to the organization's objectives. Members strive to help individuals who are newly visually impaired take advantage of the myriad of available services and assistive devices, allowing them to remain active and productive members of society.AlleghenyGolden Triangle Council of the BlindGolden Triangle Council of the Blind
    In Home Support Services - Community Services for SightSupport Services are provided in accordance with the need of the individual customer. The services involve the provision of minor tasks that will enable customers to remain in their own homes and can include activities such as assistance with preparing shopping lists and with shopping Assistance with personal business such as reading mail, paying bills, budgeting,handling correspondence, filing applications for benefits and other essential errands Assistance in labeling organizing and storage Marking or adjusting household appliances and equipment subsequent to professional instruction Secondary support service essential to the customer’s well being such as snow and ice removal and minor household repairs.LuzerneSupport Services - Community Services for SightCommunity Services for Sight
    Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - Books and Magazines for the Blind and Physically HandicappedA wide variety of books and magazines for adults and children plus the necessary playback equipment may be borrowed. Books are available on many different subjects such as religion, sports, politics, science fiction and travel. The collection also includes best sellers, classics, biographies, poetry, plays, and much more. Materials: MAGAZINE titles range in subject from Good Housekeeping to Newsweek, and National Geographic to Sports Illustrated. Children’s magazines include Cricket and Spider. Most recorded magazines are produced on cassette. CASSETTE BOOKS require a special cassette player, which is loaned free to readers. It is necessary to have this special cassette machine that plays four track tapes at 15/16 inches per second. The cassette player operates by a rechargeable battery. Many readers like cassettes because they are portable and easy to store. BRAILLE BOOKS and magazines are available for adults and children. The children’s braille collection includes books having both the printed word and braille on each page. LARGE PRINT BOOKS are available for use by partially sighted persons who have difficulty reading standard print. These books are printed in LARGER THAN NORMAL TYPE. In addition to the Regional Libraries’ collections, many public libraries in the State have large print books. ATTACHMENTS are available for use with the equipment loaned. Please see application for more details.PhiladelphiaLibrary for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - Philadelphia; Washington Square WestLibrary for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
    Luzerne County Council of the BlindA Charity Organization in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania that provides awareness in the community of people with vision challenges.LuzerneLuzerne County Council of the BlindLuzerne County Council of the Blind
    Montgomery County Aging and Adult Services - Orientation & Mobility (O & M)A specialist provides training that enables a person who is visually impaired to learn to travel safely and independently. This training is key to regaining confidence, self-respect, and restored freedom. With O & M, a consumer can learn to travel safely as a person who is visually impaired, a fundamental component of independence. Instruction is specific to the goals of each individual. Sun lens evaluations and environmental assessments are made.MontgomeryMontgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Association for the Blind
    Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Braille ClassesInstruction to learn functional use of Braille.MontgomeryMontgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Association for the Blind
    Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Computer Access TrainingOne-on-one instruction on the use of computers. Our technology department is equipped with the latest equipment and software necessary for teaching a person who is blind or visually impaired, including screen magnification, screen reading and text scanning software. Teaching includes: using adaptive software and equipment, the Internet and E-mail, and Microsoft Office. Computer knowledge is vital for developing employment skills and increased independence.MontgomeryMontgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Association for the Blind
    Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Home Rehabilitation InstructionTeaches daily living techniques and skills to better cope with the challenges sight loss presents in the home. Techniques for personal management enable individuals to better adapt to their vision loss. Instruction may include learning tasks such as food preparation and kitchen safety, cleaning techniques, clothing organization, labeling and more.MontgomeryMontgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Association for the Blind
    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
    Montgomery County Association for the Blind - RecreationFive recreation groups for adults with vision loss, meeting twice a month at various locations throughout Montgomery County. Activities vary, including recreational outings. Transportation provided to participants.MontgomeryMontgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Association for the Blind
    Montgomery County Association for the Blind - ScholarshipAn annual scholarship awarded to a person who is legally blind seeking education or training beyond high school. Typical annual award is $500.MontgomeryMontgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Association for the Blind
    Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Social ServicesComprehensive, direct social service support by professional staff with expertise in sight loss. Services include home visitation and case management, information about available services, assessment, referrals, home management assistance and counseling. Our social service team will guide you in learning about getting the help needed.MontgomeryMontgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Association for the Blind
    Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Support GroupsHelping people learn coping strategies from peers and professionals. Professionals facilitate these support groups. Programs are open to anyone who has experienced vision loss. - Diabetic Sight Loss - education on Diabetes management and understanding how it impacts sight loss. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of vision loss. - General Sight Loss - two support groups, meeting in different parts of Montgomery County.MontgomeryMontgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Association for the Blind
    Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Talking Book ProgramDistribution of talking book equipment and in-home training. Social workers provide information on how to use this important program of the National Library Service for the Blind, including registration, equipment distribution and training. MCAB will also replace defective machines already in circulation.MontgomeryMontgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Association for the Blind
    Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Therapy Specializing in Vision LossA therapeutic family model, providing weekly therapy sessions for individuals, couples, and families, benefiting those experiencing sight loss. Therapy is also provided to help with other issues that may have been heightened due to vision loss. Through therapy, strategies are introduced that will support a better quality of life.MontgomeryMontgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Association for the Blind
    Montgomery County Association for the Blind - TransportationFully escorted door to door service provided for medical appointments and selected agency programs. Advance reservations required, service based on availability.MontgomeryMontgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Association for the Blind
    Multimedia Transcription ServiceConverts standard print into Braille, large print, and audio tape for individuals who are unable to read regular print. Textbooks production of Foreign language, Literacy, Science, and Math (Nemeth). Also conference and meeting material, employee manuals, recreational schedules. 131 Main St, Suite 120, Hackensack NJ (Multimedia Transcription Service)Multimedia Transcription Service
    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
    Nat`l Assoc For Parents of Children with Visual ImpairmentsOffers support group for parents through their database. Information packet and an "Awareness" newsletter available. Various publications for parents available. 1 N Lexington Ave, 8th Floor, White Plains NY (Nat`l Assoc For Parents of Children with Visual Impairments)National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
    Orientation / Mobility Referrals-North Central Sight ServicesNorth Central Sight Services will provide referrals for Orientation and Mobility Training. The Instructor will review services with the customer and develop an appropriate individualized plan with specific mobility goals and objectives. The individual’s plan may include: sensory awareness, spatial concepts, searching skills, sighted guide, independent movement, cane skills, and protective techniques.LycomingSupport Services for the Blind or Visually ImpairedNorth Central Sight Services
    Overbrook School for the Blind - Deaf Blind ServicesOverbrook School for the Blind serves children with deafblindness in all of their out- reach and educational programs. Teachers in the Early Intervention Outreach Program work closely with teachers of the deaf and hearing impaired to provide a complete program to meet the sensory needs of infants and toddlers who have both a vision and hearing loss. Teachers from our Early Childhood Out Reach Program, provide services in preschool or home based settings for children in Philadelphia who do not attend Overbrook. On campus the Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School and School to Work Programs all serve children with deafblindness. By providing services in this way, rather than a separate program, the diverse needs of the students can be met in an age appropriate environment. Our on-campus students with deafblindness range in age from 3-21 and have very different educational needs based on the degree of vision and hearing loss and additional disabilities. Each student’s program focuses on using a communication and amplification program specifically designed to them. Many of our students use an oral/aural approach using speech as communication while other students may use visual or tactile sign language, touch or object cues, or other augmentative communication systems or devices. Classroom teachers work closely with each student’s family, PT, OT, and Speech therapist to develop an appropriate system and instructional program. Students and staff also receive additional support from the Pennsylvania Deafblind Project, Hand In Hand. An Educational Consultant provides technical assistance and training for staff both on and off campus as well as working with families. For families, the Deafblind Project provides a computer listserv so that parents can communicate with each other over the internet, self paced home training modules to educate parents about the loss of vision and hearing, sponsorship for parents to attend conferences and trainings, and an annual family weekend for families to get together for fun and learning. The project also provides in-service training to Overbrook staff and to support Overbook’s professional development program. PhiladelphiaOverbrook School for the Blind - Philadelphia; OverbrookOverbrook School for the Blind
    Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Blind Veterans PensionProvides eligible blind veterans a pension of $150.00 per month.LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption ProgramProvides real estate tax exemption for any honorably discharged veteran who is 100% disabled, a resident of the Commonwealth and has a financial need.LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Prevention of Blindness-Lackawanna Blind AssociationPrevention specialists conduct vision screenings and elementary school education programs focused on eye safety. Spot screening devices are used to detect ophthalmological issues. Also provides low-cost eyeglasses to income-eligible individuals.LackawannaLackawanna Blind AssociationLackawanna Blind Association
    Remedial Eye Care-North Central Sight ServicesAssist low income individuals with obtaining eye exams and glasses through contracts with local eye care providers. Eligible individuals can buy eyeglasses and/or pay for an eye exam at reduced costs.LycomingPrevention of BlindnessNorth Central Sight Services
    Royer Greaves School for Blind - Residential ProgramThe residential program at Royer-Greaves School for Blind is licensed by the Department of Public Welfare 6400 regulations, as a Community Home for the Mentally Retarded. Residential program is centered around the Residence Hall, Activities Building which houses the gymnasium and indoor swimming pool, the School Grounds and the community. Each Individual is encouraged to attend their annual Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting to discuss their needs, wants and programs of attendance. An individual Program Plan(IPP) is then developed based upon the team meeting's findings which specifies the Individual's residential goals and objectives. Goals are designed to help individuals gain maximum independence. The program supports these goals by providing a continuous twenty four hour supportive, consistent and caring environment. Three Primary Phases of Focus Activities of Daily Living include those life skills and self help skills which an individual may need to address for independence. Self preservation skills and orientation and mobility are also addressed. Recreation and Socialization Skills focus on developing recreational interests and learning to interact with others through small and large group activities. Individuals are afforded the opportunity to choose activities of interest and build upon those interests for leisure time pursuits. Activities range from music appreciation, arts and crafts, the horticultural program, aquatic and modified athletics to reading and specialized interests. Community Life includes programs designed for each individual to learn and participate in community activities, which enhances their lives on an ongoing basis. Individual and group volunteers from the community participate in this program. The 'Windows to the World' program enables individuals to gain access to the community on a regular basis, whether it's to the post office, library or the mall. Activities also include dining out and trips to areas of interest such as the beach. Individuals are afforded the opportunity to become members of Explorer Post #103, regardless of age or sex. They participate in scouting activities as a post and also with other local Scout troops. The residential program is administered by qualified Residential Care Counselors and supervised by the Residential Program Director. Nursing services are provided twenty-four hours per day.Chester*Main Site (Royer Greaves School for Blind)Royer Greaves School for Blind
    Social Activity-Lackawanna Blind AssociationSocial activities for the blind including exercise classes, descriptive movies, audio book club, seasonal parties, and outings.LackawannaLackawanna Blind AssociationLackawanna Blind Association
    Social Services for the Blind-North Central Sight ServicesNorth Central Sight Services' social service department provides a comprehensive program of activities and programs. Their goal is to provide individualized services to keep people living as independently as possible. Their services range from one-time appointments to biweekly meetings. They also offer transportation and escort to doctor’s appointments or grocery shopping when other resources are unavailable. Their qualified Casework Associates can assist with reading mail and paying bills.LycomingSupport Services for the Blind or Visually ImpairedNorth Central Sight Services
    Support Groups for the Blind or Vision Impaired-North Central Sight ServicesNorth Central Sight Services facilitates some support and education groups that promote independence and life skills for those who are blind or visually impaired. Groups include a book club, a ladies' club, a sight loss support group, a craft class, and exercise classes.LycomingSupport Services for the Blind or Visually ImpairedNorth Central Sight Services
    Veterans Health Administration - Rehabilitation and Prosthetic ServicesThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implements the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA Medical Centers (VAMC), Outpatient Clinics (OPC), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and VA Community Living Centers (VA Nursing Home) Programs. VA's Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is responsible for the national policies and programs for medical rehabilitation, prosthetic and sensory aids services that promote the health, independence and quality of life for Veterans with disabilities. Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is comprised of national programs for: Audiology and Speech Pathology; Blind Rehabilitation; Chiropractic Care; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service; and, Recreation Therapy. Special programs include Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) System of Care, Amputation System of Care, and Blind Rehabilitation Care Continuum. Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services provides program and policy direction for over 8,000 rehabilitation care and prosthetic services providers. Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is committed to providing the highest quality, comprehensive, interdisciplinary care; the most advanced medical devices and products that are commercially available; and, promoting advancements in rehabilitative care and evidence-based treatment.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Rehabilitation and Prosthetic ServicesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    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 York, Employment ServicesEmploys legally blind adults to provide recycling services for the Library of Congress and other contract services for the visually impaired to other area businesses.YorkVisionCorps YorkVisionCorps
    VisionCorps York - Friendly Social ClubSocial program for persons with vision impairment.YorkVisionCorps YorkVisionCorps
    VisionCorps York - Sight Loss Support GroupProvides a setting where visually impaired/blind persons can meet to discuss concerns, problems, and methods of adjusting to their visual impairment.YorkVisionCorps YorkVisionCorps
    Vision Rehabilitation-North Central Sight ServicesOffers individualized instruction on independent living skills for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The assessment and instruction can take place off-site or in the Abe Snyder Memorial Resource Center. The center is equipped with a full kitchen, a seating area for group activities, and a demonstration area for various technology aids. A Vision Rehabilitation Therapist conducts an assessment and develops an Individualized Service Plan for the client to help him or her reach the goals.LycomingSupport Services for the Blind or Visually ImpairedNorth Central Sight Services
    Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Bureau of Blindness and Visual ServicesWelcome to the Web Site of the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS). The mission of the Bureau is to assist Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. BBVS services are provided throughout the Commonwealth by professional staff in District Offices located in the following cities: Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, Harrisburg, Altoona, Pittsburgh and Erie. Please consult the Department of Labor & Industry Web Page Regional map of Pennsylvania for the address and phone numbers of the BBVS District Office closest to you. However, you do not need to visit an office in order to receive services since our staff will be happy to make an appointment to come to your home and take an application for services.MontgomeryVocational Rehabilitation Services - Montgomery; NorristownOffice of Vocational Rehabilitation
    Western PA School for Blind ChildrenThe Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children is a one-of-a-kind educational facility committed to training visually impaired students with additional disabilities. Offers a full range of exceptional individualized special education services fostering maximum independence for students with visual impairment, including blindness and other challenges and provides support and resources to families and the community.AlleghenyW. PA School for Blind ChildrenWestern PA School for Blind Children

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