Blindness

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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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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    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
    Blind PensionMonthly distribution of a check for basic needs.DauphinDauphin County Assistance OfficeDauphin County Assistance Office
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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