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Eye, optic nerve or brain malfunctions which prevent affected individuals from seeing normally. Eye disorders that can lead to visual impairments include retinal degeneration, albinism, cataracts, glaucoma, muscular problems that result in visual disturbances, corneal disorders, diabetic retinopathy, congenital disorders and infection.

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American Foundation for the BlindProvides programs and services designed to help improve the lives of people affected by vision loss. Provides resources and support directly to individuals with vision loss and their family, as well as to businesses, employers, and professionals who provide services to blind and visually impaired people. - Websites Click here to get connected to websites with helpful resources - Information on resource for independent living - Professional Development - Public Policy Center - Technology Evaluations American Foundation for the BlindAmerican Foundation for the Blind
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
Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services - HarrisburgServices include: - Independent Living Services - Specialized Services - Vocational rehabilitation including counseling, guidance, pre-vocational training, job placement, and specialized blindness skills training - Orientation and mobility instruction (white cane usage) - Rehabilitation Teaching - Business Enterprise program that trains persons who are blind to work in food service - Transportation can be purchased by the agency for consumers when needed in conjunction with another service - Public education programsDauphinPennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry - Bureau of Blindness and Visual ServicesPennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
Coatesville VA Medical Center - Visual Impairment Services Team VISTThe Coatesville VA Medical Center's VIST Program helps legally blind and severely visually impaired veterans and their families adjust to vision loss. The program objectives are to identify and inform eligible veterans about services and benefits, to ensure that health care and rehabilitation services are made available, and to help those veterans cope with the devastating loss of vision.VIST Services: To assess for unmet needs related to vision loss, to develop and implement a treatment plan which will address the unmet needs that have been identified, to make appropriate referrals, to educate the veteran on available benefits and services, both VA and community, and to provide ongoing follow-up to the veteran as needed.Chester*Main Site (Coatesville Va Medical Center)United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Fayette County Association for the Blind Specialized ServicesSpecialized Services: These services help clients remain independent in their homes. Certain visual, financial, and resident criteria must be met. These services include: • Transportation & Escort Services • Life skills education • Support groups • Assistance with grocery shopping FayettePennsylvania Association for the Blind - Fayette County Association for the BlindPennsylvania Association for the Blind
Lawrence County Blind AssociationAid and assist the blind; to promote the training, employment, education and rehabilitation of the blind; to supervise, to standardize and market blind-made products; and to prevent unnecessary blindness.LawrenceLawrence County Blind AssociationLawrence County Blind Association
Life Skills TrainingProvides life skills training to visually impaired individuals to teach them necessary tasks.WestmorelandLife Skills TrainingWestmoreland County Blind Association
PA Association for the Blind - Indiana CountyOffers vision screenings and blindness prevention education to aid in the preservation and improvement of sight by instilling a commitment to eye safety. Also, by emphasizing the importance of periodic eye care in the early detection of specific, undiagnosed problems which could result in unnecessary visual impairment. Employment Guidance - to assist eligible visually impaired individuals with finding resources. Casework (Case Management/Service Planning) - to ensure the provision of service selected by the client on a comprehensive and coordinated basis.IndianaIndiana County Association for the BlindPennsylvania Association for the Blind
PA Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services - Vocational RehabilitationAssists Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. OVR services include: diagnostic services, vocational evaluation, vocational counseling, job training, medical services and assistive technology equipment to help clients pursue and achieve employment, and job placement assistance. LuzernePennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry - Bureau of Blindness and Visual ServicesPennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
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
Specialized Services, NuVisions CenterThrough 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
Vision Resource Center of Berks County - Lunch BunchMeetings once a month at various restaurants in Berks County for socialization; open to those who are blind, visually impaired, their family, friends and caregiversBerksVision Resource Center of Berks CountyVision Resource Center of Berks County
Vision Resource Center of Berks County - Vision WorkshopsPromotes developing skills that are unique to each person's abilities and interestsBerksVision Resource Center of Berks CountyVision Resource Center of Berks County
Washington-Greene County Blind Association - Specialized ServicesTransportation and escort services to doctor appointments and shopping. Offers life skills education and support group programs. Provides information and referral for visually impaired and the general public, educational services on prevention of blindness, and visual screening for preschool children and adults.WashingtonWashington-Greene County Blind AssociationWashington-Greene County Blind Association
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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