|Adult Vision Screenings-North Central Sight Services||Works 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.||Lycoming||Prevention of Blindness||North Central Sight Services|
|American Council of the Blind||A 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 |
|Blinded Veterans Association||The 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 Association||Blinded Veterans Association|
|Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Low Vision Services||Provides 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.||Delaware||Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Delaware; Chester||Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired|
|Multimedia Transcription Service||Converts 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 |
|Nat`l Assoc For Parents of Children with Visual Impairments||Offers 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 Services||North 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.||Lycoming||Support Services for the Blind or Visually Impaired||North Central Sight Services|
|Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program||Provides real estate tax exemption for any honorably discharged veteran who is 100% disabled, a resident of the Commonwealth and has a financial need.||Lebanon||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs|
|Remedial Eye Care-North Central Sight Services||Assist 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.||Lycoming||Prevention of Blindness||North Central Sight Services|
|Social Services for the Blind-North Central Sight Services||North 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.||Lycoming||Support Services for the Blind or Visually Impaired||North Central Sight Services|
|Support Groups for the Blind or Vision Impaired-North Central Sight Services||North 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.||Lycoming||Support Services for the Blind or Visually Impaired||North Central Sight Services|
|Vision Rehabilitation-North Central Sight Services||Offers 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.||Lycoming||Support Services for the Blind or Visually Impaired||North Central Sight Services|