Blindness and Low Vision Resources

 

State Organization Contact Description
Alabama

 

Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology http://www.alabamaeyedoctors.com/

2012 Seaton Park-Sturbridge Commons,
Montgomery, AL 36116

Local Telephone: (334)279-9755

Information about general eye care and provides assistance locating a medical doctor in all aspects of eye care.
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services http://www.rehab.alabama.gov/home

602 S. Lawrence St, Montgomery,
AL 36104

Local Telephone: (334) 281-8780
Toll Free Telephone: (800)441-7607

Provides services to children and adults with disabilities.
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind http://aidb.org/

705 East South Street, Talladega,
AL 35161

Local Telephone: (256) 761-3259

Alabama School for the Blind provides traditional and non-traditional programs and experiences ages 3-21.
Alaska Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired https://www.alaskabvi.org/Pages/
default.aspx3903 Taft Drive Anchorage, AK 99517-3069

Local Telephone: (907) 248-7770
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 770-7517

Low vision clinic that can help you maximize your remaining sight.
Alaska Optometric Association http://akoa.org/

3705 Arctic Blvd, #675 Anchorage,
AK 99503

Local Telephone: (907) 770-3777

Leader in primary eye and vision care in Alaska. Doctor locator to help find an optometrist in your area.
City of Homer Library Services for the Visually Impaired http://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/library/
services-visually-impaired
500 Hazel Avenue Homer
AK 99603

Local Telephone: (907) 235-3180

Provides free access to recorded, large-print and Braille books to people of all ages who cannot read due to a visual or physical disability.
Arizona Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.acbvi.org/#content

3100 East Roosevelt Street Phoenix,
AZ 85008

Local Telephone: (602) 273-7411

Services available to adults who are legally blind or visually impaired as well as those with a degenerative eye condition.
Arizona Optometric Association http://arizona.aoa.org/

1702 E. Highland, #213 Phoenix,
AZ 85016

Local Telephone: (602) 279-0055

Covers eye health topics, conferences, and the latest optometric news. Also provides links for parents and educators of visually impaired individuals.
Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired http://www.saavi.us/

3767 East Grant Road Tucson,
AZ 85716

Local Telephone: (520) 795-1331

Provides services for youth, adults, and seniors, including low vision resources within Pima County.
  

Arkansas 

 

Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services- Division of Services for the Blind http://humanservices.arkansas.gov/Pages/
servicesBlind.aspx700 Main Street, Slot 101 Little Rock,
AR 72203-3237

Local Telephone: (501) 682-5463
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 960-9270

 Lists programs and services for the Blind and Visually Impaired within Arkansas.
Arkansas Increasing Capabilities Access Network http://www.ar-ican.org/

26 Corporate Hill Dr Little Rock,
AR 72205

Local Telephone: (501) 666-8868
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 828-2799

Offers a number of services to help Arkansans of all ages find the AT they need for home, school, work, and getting around the community.
Lions World Services for the Blind http://www.wsblind.org/index.html

2811 Fair Park Boulevard Little Rock,
AR 72204

Local Telephone: (501) 664-7100
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 248-0734

Offers psychosocial, and personal adjustment services as well as vocational evaluations and training.
  

California

 

California Pacific Medical Center: Department of Ophthalmology with Low Vision Service http://www.cpmc.org/eye/

2340 Clay Street, 5th floor San Francisco,
CA 94115

Local Telephone: (415) 600-3901

Provides health information, diagnostic services, and patient services.
Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired http://cbvi.org/

1124 Baker Street Bakersfield, CA 93305

Local Telephone: (661) 322-5234

Volunteer-run organization for Braille education and recreational activities.
Community Center for the Blind http://www.communitycenterfortheblind.org/

130 West Flora Street Stockton, CA 95202

Local Telephone: (209) 466-3836

Assists the blind and visually impaired in the greater San Joaquin County area by providing programs that address the emotional, recreational, vocational, social, and rehabilitation needs of clients.
  

Colorado

Center for Independence http://cfigj.org/

740 Gunnison Ave Grand Junction, CO 81501

Local Telephone: (970) 241-0315
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 613-2271
TDD/TTY Telephone: (970) 241-8130

Provides personal and systems advocacy, information and referral, peer counseling, support groups, classes, and daily living skills training.
Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons http://www.cseps.org/

303 East 17th Avenue, Suite 700 Denver,
CO 80203-1260

Local Telephone: (303) 832-4900
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 394-4986

Locate your nearest Eye MD.
Curtis Strong Center http://ensightskills.org/

918 13th St. Suite 4 Greely, CO

Local Telephone: (970) 353-9417

Serves anyone having difficulty with activities of daily living related to vision loss which include doctor referrals, as well as programs.
  

Connecticut 

Connecticut Tech Act Project http://cttechact.com/#sthash.iOMPX5bC.dpbs

25 Sigourney Street, 11th floor Hartford,
CT 06106

Local Telephone: (860) 424-4881
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 537-2549
TDD/TTY Telephone: (860) 424-4839

Helps individuals of all ages and disabilities as well as family members, employers, and educators to have access to Assistive Technology devices and services.
Connecticut Bureau of Aging Community http://www.ct.gov/agingservices/site/
default.asp25 Sigourney Street, 10th floor Hartford,
CT 06106-5033

Local Telephone: (860) 424-5277
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 443-9946

The Department ensures that Connecticut’s elders have access to the supportive services necessary to live.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center http://www.rehab.va.gov/blindrehab/

950-124 Campbell Ave West Haven, CT 06516

Local Telephone: (203) 932-5711

Enables blinded Veterans to acquire the skills and capabilities necessary for the development of personal independence and emotional stability.
  

Delaware

Delaware Academy of Ophthalmology http://www.aao.org/member/related/
state_directory.cfm131 Continental Drive Suite 405 Newark,
DE 19713-4308

Local Telephone: (302) 658-7596

Directory of Ophthalmologists in the United States.
Delaware Association for the Blind http://www.dabdel.org/

800 West Street Wilmington,
DE 19801

Local Telephone: (302) 655-2111
Toll Free Telephone: (888) 777-3925

Provides a variety of education, counseling, and recreation programs for blind and visually impaired children and adults in Delaware.
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services: Division for the Visually Impaired http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dvi/index.html

1901 North Dupont Highway Biggs Building
New Castle, DE 19720

Local Telephone: (302) 633-2650

Offers three primary programs, which include Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Independent Living Services.
District of Columbia  American Council of the Blind http://www.acb.org/

820 First Street, NE, Suite 400 Washington,
DC 20002

Local Telephone: (202) 408-0200

Concentrated on developing and maintaining policies that have substantially determined what appropriate services are for people who are blind.
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind http://www.clb.org/

1120 20th Street, NW, Suite 750
South Washington, DC 20036

Local Telephone: (202) 454-6400
Toll Free Telephone: (877) 324-5252

Provides programs and services for Rehabilitation Services, Youth and Family, Mobile Eye Care, Foundations of Adjustment to Blindness, Deafblind services, and assistive technology.
Walter Reed Army Medical Center: Ophthalmology Service http://www.wrnmmc.capmed.mil/
Health%20Services/Surgery/Surgery/
Ophthalmology/SitePages/Home.aspx6900 Georgia Avenue, NW Washington,
DC 20307-5001

Local Telephone: (202) 782-6964

Provides information about optimal vision through specialized services.
Florida  Center for the Visually Impaired http://www.cvicentralflorida.org/index.html

1187 Dunn Avenue Daytona Beach,
FL 32114

Local Telephone: (386) 253-8879
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 227-1284

Provides job training, employment, Independent Living, Technology training, and children’s services.
Florida Center for the Blind http://www.flblind.org/

7325 SW 32nd Street Ocala,
FL 34476

Local Telephone: (352) 873-4700

Instructs individuals with visual impairments in the use of compensatory skills and aids.
Florida Department of Education: Division of Blind Services http://dbs.myflorida.com/

325 West Gaines Street Suite 1114
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

Local Telephone: (850) 245-0300
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 342-1828

Helps blind and visually impaired individuals achieve their goals through programs and services for babies to adults.
Georgia American Foundation for the Blind: National Literacy Center http://www.afb.org/default.aspx

100 Peachtree Street, Suite 620 Atlanta,
GA 30303

Local Telephone: (404) 525-2303

Connect families with knowledge and support.
Center for the Visually Impaired http://www.cviga.org/

739 West Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta
GA 30308

Local Telephone: (404) 875-9011

Provides events and services for those visually impaired.
Georgia Academy for the Blind http://www.gabmacon.org/pages/Georgia_
Academy_for_the_Blind2895 Vineville Avenue Macon, GA 31204

Local Telephone: (478) 751-6083

Offer day and residential programs on campus, as well as outreach services and professional learning opportunities.
Hawaii Hawaii Center for the Deaf and the Blind http://www.hcdb.k12.hi.us/

3440 Leahi Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815

Local Telephone: (808) 733-4999

Provides community organizations and resources as well as links to the department of education.
Hawaii Department of Human Services: Ho’opono Services for the Blind, Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind Division http://humanservices.hawaii.gov/
vocationalrehab/1901 Bachelot Street Honolulu,
HI 96817

Local Telephone: (808) 586-5269

Administers three programs that have separate but related functions to provide for the rehabilitation needs of persons with disabilities to secure employment and to lead full and productive lives.
Hawaii Optometric Association http://hawaiioptometry.org/

220 S King Street, Suite C Honolulu,
HI 96813-4526

Local Telephone: (808) 547-5678

Calendar of events for events regarding visual impairments.
Idaho Idaho Commission for Libraries Talking Book Service http://libraries.idaho.gov/landing/
talking-book-service325 West State Street Boise,
ID 83702

Local Telephone: (208) 334-2150
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 458-3271
TTD/TTY Telephone: (800) 377-1363

Free service that provides audio books and magazines to any Idaho resident who is unable to read standard print, hold a book, or turn pages.
Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.icbvi.state.id.us/

341 West Washington Street Boise,
ID 83720-0012

Local Telephone: (208) 334-3220
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 542-8688

Provides those blind or visually impaired with education, work skills, increased self-confidence, and help remain employed or prepare for employment.
Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind http://www.iesdb.org/

1450 Main Street Gooding,
ID 83330

Local Telephone: (208) 934-4457

Assist parents, school districts, and state agencies to provide accessibility, quality, and equity to students in the state with sensory impairments through a continuum of service and placement options.
Illinois

 

Blind Service Association http://www.blindserviceassociation.org/

17 N. State Street, Suite 1050 Chicago,
IL 60602-3510

Local Telephone: (312) 236-0808

Provides programs and services for people who are blind and visually impaired in the Chicagoland area.
Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired http://chicagolighthouse.org/

1850 West Roosevelt Road Chicago,
IL 60608

Local Telephone: (312) 666-1331
TDD/TTY Telephone: (312) 666-8874

Offers programs and services for Rehabilitation, Education, Employment, and Independent Living.
Illinois Eye Institute: Low Vision Rehabilitation http://www.illinoiseyeinstitute.org/

3241 South Michigan Avenue Chicago,
IL 60616

Local Telephone: (312) 225-6200
Toll Free Telephone: (877) 949-3937

Provide unparalleled care to the aging population and visually impaired.
Indiana Bosma Industries Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.bosma.org/

8020 Zionsville Road Indianapolis,
IN 46268

Local Telephone: (317) 648-0600
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 362-5463

Provides employment training and placement, and rehabilitation for people ranging from adolescents to seniors.
Easter Seals Crossroads Rehabilitation Center http://www.eastersealscrossroads.org/

4740 Kingsway Drive Indianapolis,
IN 46205

Local Telephone: (317) 466-1000
TTD/TTY Telephone: (317) 479-3232

Helps individuals maximize their skills and abilities through an abundance of services.
Evansville Association for the Blind http://www.evansvilleblind.org/

500 Second Avenue P.O. Box 6445 Evansville,
IN 47719-6445

Local Telephone: (812) 422-1181
Toll Free Telephone: (866) 645-2536

Provide services and programs including Trail Work Experience, Low Vision, Job Placement Program, Career  Development, Orientation and Mobility, and a Summer College Program.
Iowa Iowa Department for the Blind http://www.blind.state.ia.us/

524 Fourth Street Des Moines,
IA 50309-2364

Local Telephone: (515) 281-1333
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 362-2587
TDD/TTY Telephone: (515) 281-1355

Helps educate, train, and empower blind and visually impaired individuals.
Prevent Blindness Iowa http://iowa.preventblindness.org/

1111 Ninth Street, Suite 250 Des Moines,
IA 50314-2585

Local Telephone: (515) 244-4341
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 329-8782

Information and events regarding eye health & safety, vision screening & programs, as well as eye reports, research, and studies.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics: Vision Rehabilitation Service http://www.uihealthcare.org/
visionrehabilitation.aspx200 Hawkins Drive 11190A PFP Iowa City,
IA 52242-1091

Local Telephone: (319) 356-8301
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 777-8422

Services that provide solutions for daily challenges faced by those with visual impairments.
Kansas

 

Envision Rehabilitation Center http://www.envisionus.com/Pages/Services/
VisionRehab.aspx610 N. Main Wichita,
KS 67203

Local Telephone: (316) 440-1600
Toll Free Telephone: (866) 319-4646

Offers comprehensive rehabilitation services in one location.
Kansas Braille Transcription Institute http://www.kbti.org/home.html

1200 E. Waterman Wichita,
KS 67211

Local Telephone: (316) 265-9692

Provides economically efficient methods for saving learning institutions, state agencies, and general public from large costs of Braille production.
Kansas Instructional Resource Center http://www.kirc.org/

1100 State Avenue Kansas City,
KS 66102

Local Telephone: (913) 281-3308
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 572-5463

Statewide, state funded resource center for students with visual disabilities enrolled in a formal educational program in Kansas’ public and private schools.
Kentucky Kentucky Office for the Blind http://blind.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

209 St. Clair Street P.O. Box 757 Frankfort,
KY 40602-0757

Local Telephone: (502) 564-4754
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 321-6668
TDD/TTY Telephone: (502) 564-2929

Provides opportunities for employment and independence to individuals with visual disabilities.
Kentucky Deaf-Blind Project http://www.kydeafblind.org/

229 Taylor Education Building- University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506

Local Telephone: (859) 257-3730

Provides statewide technical assistance and trailing to people ages birth-22 who are deaf-blind, their families, and service providers.
 

Prevent Blindness Kentucky

http://www.preventblindness.org/

117 Coral Avenue Louisville,
KY 40206-2017

Local Telephone: (502) 895-8899
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 828-1179

Provides information regarding eye health & safety, vision screening & programs, eye reports, research, and studies.
Louisiana Affiliated Blind of Louisiana http://www.affiliatedblind.org/

409 West St. Mary Boulevard Lafayette,
LA 70506

Local Telephone:(337) 234-6492
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 319-4444
TTD/TTY Telephone: (337) 264-9259

Provides programs to blind and deaf-blind individuals that enhance skills that lead to independence, employment, and community integration.
Lighthouse for the Blind in New Orleans http://lighthouselouisiana.org/

123 State Street New Orleans,
LA 70118

Local Telephone: (504) 899-4501
Toll Free Telephone: (888) 792-0162

Not for profit organization serving the blind and visually impaired community by providing products, services, and opportunities for independence.
Louisiana Center for the Blind http://www.louisianacenter.org/

101 South Trenton Street Ruston,
LA 71270

Local Telephone: (318) 251-2891
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 234-4166

Provides programs and services for all ages ranging from coping as a family, to buddy programs and social events!
Maine Catholic Charities Maine: Education Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Children http://www.ccmaine.org/a-z-services/
education-services-for-blind-and-visually-
impaired-children1066 Kenduskeag Avenue Bangor, ME 04401

Local Telephone: (207) 941-2855

Statewide service of Catholic Charities Main providing assessment, instruction, and consultation to blind and visually impaired children, their parents, and school personnel.
Maine Department of Labor: Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.maine.gov/rehab/dbvi/index.shtml

2 Anthony Avenue #150 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0150

Toll Free Telephone: (800) 794-1110
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 698-4440
TDD/TTY Telephone: (207) 624-5955

Comprehensive services for visually impaired and blind individuals of all ages.
The Iris Network http://www.theiris.org/

189 Park Avenue
Portland, ME 004102

Local Telephone: (207) 774-6273
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 715-0097
TTD/TTY Telephone: (207) 715-0097

Provide a range of services and programs to meet the needs and goals of each individual. Classes taught by trained and certified specialists.
Maryland Blind Industries and Services of Maryland http://www.bism.org/

3345 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21227

Local Telephone: (410) 737-2600
Toll Free Telephone: (888) 322-4567

Rehabilitation programs, diverse career options, quality blind-made products, and resources for blind and visually impaired people of all ages.
Low Vision Center http://www.lowvisioninfo.org/

7701 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 604
Bethesda, MD 20814

Local Telephone: (301) 951-4444

Helps people with low vision maintain their independence through no-charge resources.
Maryland Society for Sight http://www.mdsocietyforsight.org/

1313 West Old Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21209

Local Telephone: (410) 243-2020
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 677-3937

Vision screenings for preschoolers, visual acuity and glaucoma screenings for adults, mobile eye care for the homeless, and eye health and safety education programs.
Massachusetts American Macular Degeneration Foundation https://www.macular.org/

P.O. Box 515
Northampton, MA 01061-0515

Local Telephone: (413) 268-7660
Toll Free Telephone: (888) 622-8527

Information about macular degeneration, and valuable resources.
Carroll Center for the Blind http://carroll.org/services/

770 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458-2597

Local Telephone: (617) 969-6200
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 852-3131

Offers a wide range of comprehensive services for the blind and visually impaired.
Lowell Association for the Blind http://www.lowellassociationfortheblind.org/

174 Central Street Lowell, MA 01852

Local Telephone: (978) 454-5704
TDD/TTY Telephone: (978) 458-5563

Provides support and education to the blind and visually impaired, as well as the general public.
Michigan Henry Ford Visual Rehabilitation and Research Center http://www.henryford.com/body.cfm?id=41032

29200 Schoolcraft Livonia, MI 48150

Local Telephone: (734) 523-1070

Provides comprehensive rehabilitation to help people with macular degeneration and other low vision conditions.
Penrickton Center for Blind Children http://penrickton.com/

26530 Eureka Road Taylor, MI 48180

Local Telephone: (734) 946-7500

Five day residential and day care agency serving blind, multi-disabled children ages 1-12.
Western Michigan University: Vision Rehabilitation Clinic https://www.wmich.edu/visionstudies/
academics/vision/1000 Oakland Drive, 4th floor
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Local Telephone: (269) 387-7064

Provides programs for those interested in Blindness and Low Vision Studies for a career.
Minnesota Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions http://www.blindinc.org/

100 East 22nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Local Telephone: (612) 872-0100
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 597-9558

Adjustment to blindness training center that offers training for adults, children, teenagers, and seniors.
Duluth Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.lcfvl.org/

4505 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55807-2728

Local Telephone: (218) 624-4828
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 422-0833
TDD/TTY Telephone: (218) 624-8822

Offers support groups as well as programs for those with vision loss.
Minnesota State Services for the Blind http://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/
blind-visual-impaired/2200 University Avenue West, Suite 240
St. Paul, MN 55114-1840

Local Telephone: (651) 917-6256
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 541-5454

Provide tools, training, and technology to help people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf-blind, or experiencing vision loss.
Mississippi Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind http://www.mdrs.ms.gov/VocationalRehabBlind/
Pages/Addie_McBryde.aspx2550 Peachtree Street P.O. Box 5314
Jackson, MS 39296-5314

Local Telephone: (601) 364-2700
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 443-1000
TDD/TTY Telephone: (601) 853-5100

Comprehensive personal adjustment center for adults who are blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind.
Mississippi Industries for the Blind http://www.msblind.org/index.asp

2501 N. West Street P.O. Box 4417
Jackson, MS 39216-4417

Local Telephone: (601) 984-3200
Toll Free Telephone: (866) 859-4461

Offers employment opportunities at all levels of the organization for those who are blind.
Mississippi State University: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision http://www.blind.msstate.edu/

Room 150 IED Building
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Local Telephone: (662) 325-2001
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 675-7782
TDD/TTY Telephone: (662) 325-8693

Enhances employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through research, training, education, and dissemination.
Missouri Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired http://www.ccvi.org/

3101 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111-1921

Local Telephone: (816) 841-2284

Prepares children with visual impairments to reach their highest potential from infants to school-aged children.
Lighthouse for the Blind http://www.lhbindustries.com/Home.aspx

10440 Trenton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-1223

Local Telephone: (314) 423-4333
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 542-3697

Assists individuals who are legally blind by making available employment, education, and support services.
St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.slsbvi.org/

8770 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63144

Local Telephone: (314) 968-9000

Staff provide vision rehabilitation, adaptive education, assistive technology, and support services.
Montana Montana School for the Deaf and Blind http://msdb.mt.gov/

3911 Central Avenue
Great Falls, MT 59405

Local Telephone: (406) 771-6000

Provides comprehensive educational opportunities for Montana’s deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and visually impaired children for preschool-high school.
Montana Talking Book Library http://tbl.msl.mt.gov/

1515 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-1800

Local Telephone: (406) 444-2064
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 332-3400
TDD/TTY Telephone: (406) 444-3005

Service available for residents who are unable to use standard print materials due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities.
Parents, Let’s Unite for Kids http://www.pluk.org/

516 North 32nd Street
Billings, MT 59101

Local Telephone: (406) 255-0540
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 222-7585

Serves as Montana’s Parent Training and Information Center, the Family to Family Health Information and Education Center, and the Family Voices state affiliate.
Nebraska

 

Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired http://www.ncecbvi.org/

824 Tenth Avenue
Nebraska City, NE 68410

Local Telephone: (402) 873-5513
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 826-4355

Provides center based programs, instructional resources, professional development, outreach, and student & family support programs for the blind and visually impaired.
Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.ncbvi.nebraska.gov/

4600 Valley Road, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68510-4844

Local Telephone: (402) 471-2891
Toll Free Telephone: (877) 809-2419

 Help blind and visually impaired through training, counseling, and resources.
University of Nebraska Medical Center: Low Vision Service http://www.unmc.edu/eye/

3925 Dewey Avenue
Omaha, NE 68105-1110

Local Telephone: (402) 559-4170

Specializes in the diagnosis and management of all eye diseases.
Nevada Blind Center of Nevada http://blindcenter.org/

1001 North Bruce Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Local Telephone: (702) 642-6000

 Provides training, jobs, friendship, activities, and love for individuals who are blind or are experiencing vision loss.
Nevada Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired http://detr.state.nv.us/Rehab%20Pages/
blind%20services.htm1370 S. Curry Street
Carson City, NV 89703

Local Telephone: (775) 684-4070
TDD/TTY Telephone: (775) 684-8400

Provides a variety of services to eligible individuals whose vision is not correctable by general eye care.
Nevada Optometric Association http://nevada.aoa.org

9109 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89117

Local Telephone: (702) 220-7444

Provides news and information regarding eye health and information to better care for your vision.
New Hampshire

 

 

New Hampshire Association for the Blind: McGreal Sight Center https://sightcenter.org/

25 Walker Street
Concord, NH 03301

Local Telephone: (603) 224-4039
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 464-3075

Offers a number of vision rehabilitation services that are individually tailored to your needs.
New Hampshire Department of Education: Services for Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.education.nh.gov/career/
vocational/blind_visu.htm21 South Fruit Street Walker Building,
Suite 20 Concord, NH 03301

Local Telephone: (603) 271-3494
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 735-2964

Provides service including rehabilitation, independent living, and business enterprise for the blind and visually impaired.
New Hampshire Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons http://www.nhms.org/specialty-societies

7 North State Street
Concord, NH 03301-4018

Local Telephone: (603) 224-1909

Lists resources and eye physicians and surgeons in the area.
New Jersey

 

 

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark: Program for the Visually Impaired http://www.ccannj.com/visually_impaired.php

505 South Avenue East Cranford, NJ 07106

Local Telephone:  (908) 497-3900

 Offers a variety of services for visually impaired and blind individuals aged 60 and above, including educational, social, and recreational activities.
New Eyes for the Needy http://www.new-eyes.org/

549 Milburn Avenue P.O. Box 332
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Local Telephone: (973) 376-4903

Provides eyeglasses for children and adults in the United States and overseas who have no resources to purchase eyeglasses.
New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/
cbvi/home/index.html153 Halsey Street P.O. Box 47017
Newark, NJ 07101

Local Telephone:  (973) 648-2324

Programs designed to enable consumers to achieve full inclusion and integration in society through success in employment, independent living, and social self-sufficiency.
New Mexico New Mexico Commission for the Blind http://www.cfb.state.nm.us/

2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 4, Suite 100
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Local Telephone: (505) 476-4479
Toll Free Telephone: (888) 513-7968

Provides career preparation, and training in the skills of blindness.
New Mexico Optometric Association http://www.newmexicooptometry.org/

1008-A Paseo del Pueblo Sur PMB #241 Taos,
NM 87571

Local Telephone: (505) 751-7242

Public resources that include information about optometrists, finding an eye doctor, eye health information, and other useful links.
New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.nmsbvi.k12.nm.us/

1900 North White Sands Boulevard
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Local Telephone: (505) 437-3505
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 437-3505

Creative atmosphere that results in innovative practices and programs for the blind and visually impaired.
New York American Foundation for the Blind http://www.afb.org/default.aspx

2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102 New York, NY 10121

Local Telephone: (212) 502-7600
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 232-5463
TDD/TTY Telephone: (212) 502-7662

Programs and services that address the most pressing needs of people with vision loss.
Association for Macular Diseases http://www.macula.org/

210 East 64th Street New York, NY 10021

Local Telephone: (212) 605-3715

Information about macular disease, stay current on issues, and makes it easy to connect with others.
Association for the Visually Impaired http://www.avi-eyes.org/

260 Old Nyack Turnpike Spring Valley, NY 10977

Local Telephone: (845) 574-4950

Programs and services including rehabilitation teaching, social work services, educational support groups, technology resource center, functional vision training, and a community outreach educational program.
North Carolina Foundation Fighting Blindness: Southern Regional Office http://www.blindness.org/

3104 Shadwell Court Raleigh, NC 27613

Local Telephone: (919) 781-8014

Driver of research that will provide preventions, treatments, and cures for people affected by retinitis Pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal diseases.
Industries of the Blind http://www.industriesoftheblind.com/

914-920 West Lee Street P.O. Box 3544
Greensboro, NC 27403

Local Telephone: (336) 274-1591
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 909-7086

Give rewarding employment to U.S. citizens who are blind.
Low Vision Center of Mission Hospitals http://www.mission-health.org/centers-and-services/support-services/rehabilitation-therapy/occupational-therapy/low-vision-services

50 Doctors Drive, Suite 403 Asheville, NC 28801

Local Telephone: (828) 213-4370

Resource for people with irreversible changes in vision that cannot be corrected by conventional eyeglasses.
North Dakota North Dakota Department of Human Services: Vocational Rehabilitation http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/disabilities/

1237 W. Divide Ave., Suite 1B
Bismarck, ND 58501-1208

Local Telephone: (701) 328-8950
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 755-2745
TDD/TTY Telephone: (701) 328-8968

List with links of services and programs for those who are visually impaired.
North Dakota Optometric Association http://www.ndeyecare.com/

921 South Ninth Street, Suite 120
Bismarck, ND 58504

Local Telephone: (701) 258-6766

Provides information and links to optometrists in the area.
North Dakota Vision Resource Center http://ndvisionservices.com/
vision-resource-center.html
500 Stanford Road Grand Forks, ND 58203-2799

Local Telephone: (701) 795-2700

Establishes and maintains ongoing communications between the school and other educational facilities and agencies that serve visually impaired children and adults.
Ohio Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.cincyblind.org/

2045 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202-1490

Local Telephone: (513) 221-8558

Toll Free Telephone: (888) 687-3935

Offers resources and services that can be transformed to a plan based on a visually impaired individual and their needs.
Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.clovernook.org/

Main Campus, 7000 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45231

Local Telephone: (513) 522-3860
Toll Free Telephone: (888) 234-7156
TDD/TTY Telephone: (513) 728-3940

Provides program services including training and support for independent living, vocational training, job placement, recreation, and youth services.
Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired and Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation http://www.ood.ohio.gov/

400 East Campus View Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43235-4604

Local Telephone: (614) 438-1252
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 282-4536
TDD/TTY Telephone: (614) 785-5048

Works with partners in business, education, and non-profit organizations to facilitate customized employment plans for Ohioans with disabilities.
Oklahoma Little Light House http://www.littlelighthouse.org/

5120 East 36th Street Tulsa, OK 74135

Local Telephone: (918) 664-6746

Services carried about by highly credentialed teachers, therapists and specialists who represent decades of pediatric experience for children birth to six.
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services http://www.okrehab.org/

3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Local Telephone: (405) 951-3400
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 845-8476

Expands opportunities for employment, independent life, and economic self-sufficiency.
Oklahoma League for the Blind http://www.newviewoklahoma.org/

501 North Douglas Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73106-3124

Local Telephone: (405) 232-4644

Leading employer of the blind and visually impaired in Oklahoma.
Oregon

 

Blind Enterprises of Oregon http://www.blindenterprises.com/

6540 SE Foster Road Portland, OR 97206

Local Telephone: (503) 774-6387

Provides quality employment for blind and visually impaired people.
Oregon Optometric Physicians Association http://www.oregonoptometry.org/

4404 SE King Road Milwaukie, OR 97222

Local Telephone: (503) 654-5036
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 922-2045

Offers information for children’s vision, eye symptoms, vision care, vision assistance, and publications.
Oregon Seniors and People with Disabilities http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/spwpd/pages/index.aspx

Department of Human Services: 500 Summer Street NE E12 Salem, OR 97301

Local Telephone: (503) 945-5921
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 282-8096

Offers information about services for seniors and people with physical disabilities. Also include information about aging, health related issues, receiving and providing care giving services, how to get legal, housing, food, and financial help; and support and advocacy for older Oregonians.
Pennsylvania Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.asb.org/

919 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Local Telephone: (215) 627-0600

Helps the blind and visually impaired cope, adapt, and live through rehabilitation and specialized services.
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://centerforvisionloss.org/

845 Wyoming Street Allentown, PA 18102-2199

Local Telephone: (610) 433-6018

Provides a comprehensive set of preventative, rehabilitative, support, and social services enabling blind and visually impaired clients to achieve their goals.
Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh http://www.bvrspittsburgh.org/
1800 West Street Homestead, PA 15120-2578Local Telephone: (412) 368-4400 ext. 3447
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 706-5050
Offers custom and individualized programs that are designed to accomplish each client’s goals.
Rhode Island IN-SIGHT http://www.in-sight.org/

43 Jefferson Boulevard Warwick, RI 02888

Local Telephone: (401) 941-3322

Help inspire confidence, build skills, and empower people who are blind and visually impaired.
Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities http://www.ric.edu/sherlockcenter/vision.html

600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908-1991

Local Telephone: (401) 456-8072
TDD/TTY Telephone: (401) 456-8773

Provides teaching and consultation services to children who are blind or visually impaired, their families and educational staff within the school environment.
Rhode Island Department of Human Services: Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.ors.ri.gov/SBVI.html

40 Fountain Street Providence, RI 02903-1898

Local Telephone: (401) 421-7005
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 752-8088

Provides eligible individuals with visual impairments the opportunities and support that will enable them to become independent, active, self-sustaining members of the community.
South Carolina Association for the Blind http://www.abvisc.org/

1071 Morrison Drive Charleston, SC 29403

Local Telephone: (843) 723-6915

Has programs and services designed to help both adults and children living with blindness and visual impairments in the tri-county area.
South Carolina Commission for the Blind http://www.sccb.state.sc.us/index.php

1430 Confederate Avenue P.O. Box 2467
Columbia, SC 29201

Local Telephone: (803) 898-8764
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 922-2222

Provides individualized vocational rehabilitation services, independent living services and prevention-of-blindness services to blind and visually impaired consumers.
South Carolina Optometric Association http://southcarolina.aoa.org/

2730 Devine Street Columbia, SC 29205

Local Telephone: (803) 799-6721

Offers eye health topics, and information for specific eye & vision problems.
South Dakota Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired http://dhs.sd.gov/sbvi/services.aspx

Hillsview Properties Plaza 3800 E. Hwy. 34 c/o 500 E. Capital Pierre, SD 57501

Local Telephone: (605) 773-4644
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 265-9684

Provides services including assistive technology, independent living older blind, low vision, project skills, rehabilitation, transition, and vocational rehabilitation.
South Dakota Office of Adult Services and Aging http://dss.sd.gov/asa/

700 Governors Drive Pierre, SD 57501-2291

Local Telephone: (605) 773-3656
Toll Free Telephone: (866) 854-5465

Provides home and community-based service options to individuals 60 and older, and 18 and older with disabilities.
South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://sdsbvi.northern.edu/

423 17th Avenue SE Aberdeen, SD 57401-7699

Local Telephone: (605) 626-2580
Toll Free Telephone: (888) 275-3814
TDD/TTY Telephone: (605) 626-2580

Provides programs, activities, and resources for students who are blind and visually impaired.
Tennessee Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability       http://www.state.tn.us/comaging/

161 Rosa L Parks Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-0860

Local Telephone: (615) 741-2056
Toll Free Telephone: (866) 836-6678

Provides a list of service providers, resources, upcoming events, and frequently asked questions.
Tennessee Optometric Association http://taoponline.org/

2727 Brandford Avenue Nashville, TN 37204

Local Telephone: (615) 269-9092
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 451-2438

List of upcoming events and optometrists in the area.
Tennessee Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://tn.gov/humanserv/rehab/bvis.html

400 Deaderick Street, 11th Floor
Nashville, TN 37248-6200

Local Telephone: (615) 313-4914
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 628-7818

Offers several programs to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
Texas Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind http://www.dallaslighthouse.org/

4306 Capitol Avenue Dallas, TX 75204

Local Telephone: (214) 821-2375

Provides opportunity and assistance to individuals affected by blindness in North Texas.
El Paso Lighthouse for the Blind http://www.lighthouse-elpaso.com/

200 Washington Street El Paso, TX 79905

Local Telephone: (915) 532-4495

Offers training, resources, and services to provide the blind and visually impaired with access to the same opportunities and quality of life available to everyone around them.
Lighthouse for the Blind of Forth Worth http://lighthousefw.org/

912 West Broadway Forth Worth, TX 76104

Local Telephone: (817) 332-3341
Fax: (817) 332-3456

Offers valuable skills training through personal assistance and teaching, and employment opportunities to people with vision loss.
Utah Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services http://www.hsdaas.state.ut.us/

120 North 200 West Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Local Telephone: (801) 538-3910
Fax: (801) 538-4001

Serves as a link between the national Administration on Aging and local programs, Area Agencies on Aging.
Utah Optometric Association http://www.utaheyedoc.org/

230 West 200 South, Suite 2110
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-3409

Local Telephone: (801) 364-9103

Provides a list of upcoming events as well as a “find a doctor” section.
Utah State Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.usor.utah.gov/division-menu/division-of-services-for-the-blind-and-visually-impaired/dsbvi-councils

250 North 1950 West, Suite B
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7902

Local Telephone: (801) 323-4343
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 284-1823
TDD/TTY Telephone: (801) 323-4395

Serves as an advisory role to the Division of Service for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Vermont Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.vabvi.org/

37 Elmwood Avenue Burlington, VT 05401

Local Telephone: (802) 863-1358
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 639-5861
TDD/TTY Telephone: (800) 639-5861

Offers free training, services, and support to visually impaired Vermonters. Each year they serve children from birth to 22, and adults 55 and older.
Vermont Association of Business, Industry, and Rehabilitation http://www.vabir.org/contact-a-representative-2/
corporate-offices/
75 Talcott Road, Suite 30 Williston, VT 05495

Local Telephone: (802) 878-1107
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 639-2909
Fax: (802) 288-9697

Provides real-world information to both employers and job-seekers.
Vermont Optometric Association http://www.vtoptometrists.org/index.php

124 East Main Street, Suite 1 Newport, VT 05855

Local Telephone: (802) 334-2772

Can search locate and contact Optometrists in the State or Nationwide.
Virginia American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery http://www.ascrs.org/

4000 Legato Road, Suite 700
Fairfax, VA 22033

Local Telephone: (703) 591-2220
Fax: (703) 591-0614

Provides a list of educational resources, events, and media center highlights.
Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired http://aerbvi.org/

1703 N. Beauregard Street, Suite 440
Alexandria, VA 22311

Local Telephone: (703) 671-4500
Toll Free Telephone: (877) 492-2708

Supports professionals who provide education and support services to people with visual impairments.
National Retina Institute- Vision Rehabilitation Center http://www.bmgnri.com/

2946 Sleepy Hollow Road, Suite 1C Falls Church, VA 22044

Local Telephone: (703) 288-9001
Fax: (703) 288-5169

Lists locations and research for the treatment of retinal diseases.
 

Washington

 

Lighthouse for the Blind       http://seattlelighthouse.org/

2501 South Plum Street Seattle, WA 98144

Local Telephone: (206) 322-4200
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 799-0402
TDD/TTY Telephone: (206) 324-1388

Offers employment and a host of programs to visually impaired individuals.
Optometric Physicians of Washington http://washington.aoa.org/

555 116th Avenue NE, Suite 166
Bellevue, WA 98004-5205

Local Telephone: (425) 455-0874

Provides information on good vision for individuals of all ages, as well as tips to continue caring for vision.
Washington State Aging and Disability Services Administration https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa

P.O. Box 11699 Tacoma, WA 98411-9905

Local Telephone: (360) 725-2300
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 422-3263
TDD/TTY Telephone: (360) 493-2637

Provides and administers long-term care services to eligible individuals and collaborates with Area Agencies on Aging to share community service options.
West Virginia

 

Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind http://www.cwab.org/

38 Washington Avenue Huntington, WV 25701

Local Telephone: (304) 522-6991

Offers social programs, oversees eyeglasses, taxi tickets, and scholarship programs.
Seeing Hands Association http://www.seeinghandassociation.com/
About/index.asp
750 Main Street Wheeling, WV 26003-2571

Local Telephone: (304) 232-4810

Offers an innovative array of specialized services for the blind and visually impaired individuals.
West Virginia Optometric Association http://www.wvaop.org/

2210 Washington Street
East Charleston, WV 25311

Local Telephone: (304) 720-8262
Toll Free Telephone: (866) 205-5897

Offers information on events as well as finding a doctor near you.
Wisconsin

 

 

  Vision Forward Association       http://vision-forward.org/

912 North Hawley Road Milwaukee, WI 53213

Local Telephone: (414) 615-0100
Toll Free Telephone: (877) 258-9200

Work to empower and educate individuals and families not only about vision issues, but also about the social and emotional impacts of vision loss.
Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://wcbvi.dpi.wi.gov/

1700 West State Street Janesville, WI 53546

Local Telephone: (608) 758-6100
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 832-9784
TDD/TTY Telephone: (608) 758-6127
Outreach Toll Free: (866) 284-1107

Provides resources and information to students who are blind or visually impaired, their parents, and the professionals who work with them.
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/
201 East Washington Madison, WI 53707-7852Local Telephone: (608) 266-1133
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 442-3477
TDD/TTY Telephone: (608) 266-0283
Information about job seekers with disabilities, policies & laws, and other resources for any individual with disabilities.
Wyoming Wyoming Aging Division http://health.wyo.gov/aging/index.html

6101 Yellowstone Road Cheyenne, WY 82002

Local Telephone: (307) 777-7986
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 442-2766

Provides care, ensures safety, and promotes independent choice for Wyoming’s older adults.
Wyoming Department of Education: Services for the Visually Impaired http://edu.wyoming.gov/in-the-classroom/special-programs/vision-outreach-services/

2300 Capitol Avenue Hathaway Building, Room 129 Cheyenne, WY 82002

Local Telephone: (307) 777-6257

Works to address the unique needs of students with visual impairments.
Wyoming Optometric Association http://www.wyomingoptometricassociation.com/
index.asp
P.O. Box 1967 Cheyenne, WY 82003

Local Telephone: (307) 640-6157

Find an Optometrist in your area.