Specialized Services

The Prevention of Blindness Program and the Specialized Services Program are funded in part by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services.

Transportation
Transportation to doctors' appointments, health care facilities, etc. is provided to those visually impaired persons who have no other available means of transportation.

Support
For people with vision loss living independently, the Blind Association offers the following services:

  • Support groups that provide a forum for contributing ideas, talking about feelings, and sharing practical information.
  • Life skills education designed to inform about community resources and services, health care and medical options, banking and home care.
  • Case management providing information and referrals to community resources and assistance with applications, mail, etc.
  • Transportation
  • Advocacy in assisting individuals to effect real change in their personal lives; attempting to change policies, legislation and philosophies in relation to vision loss.

Provision of services listed above may be based on certain visual and financial requirements.

Manufacturing Department

Manufacturing Department

For over 30 years, the Washington-Greene County Blind Association has contracted with:

  • The Veterans Administration Hospital System to provide various sterile medical kits.
  • * The Defense Department to provide various military helmet liners and fitting pads.
  • * Local industry to provide light assembly and packaging.

We can assist your process by providing competitive labor costs and performing important, but tedious and mundane jobs that distract you from your main mission.

While employing a 94% legally blind workforce, we have met the high quality requirements of the Food and Drug Administration, Defense Department, and our ISO Registrar. A Quality Program will be designed to meet your requirements.

Prevention of Blindness Services

The Prevention of Blindness Program and the Specialized Services Program are funded in part by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services.

Vision Screenings

  • Adult Vision Screenings, including Glaucoma screenings (Consent Form)
  • Preschool Vision Screenings - Young Children do not know how they should see and may never offer visual complaint. Screenings are done at Head Start Centers, Preschools, Nursery Schools, Daycare Centers, etc. (Consent Form)

Education

  • Preschool Eye Safety Program, usually done in conjunction with preschool vision screenings.
  • 4th Grade Eye Safety and Blindness Awareness Program
  • Speaker Service - Covering any eye-related topic, i.e., diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, care of the aging eye, etc.

Low Cost Optical Department

  • The Blind Association offers eyewear at cost to individuals who meet income guidelines of the program. A current eyeglass prescription is required.

 

Public Relations Services

Managing Public Awareness and Communication between the WGCBA and the Washington and Greene County Communities is important. Please contact the Washington-Greene County Blind Association’s PUBLIC RELATIONS Department for the following:

  • Public Speaking Presentation for your Civic/Church/Health/Service/Education or Business Group.
  • Possible partnership between your organization and the WGCBA.
  • Representation at your Health/Community Event.
  • Your desire to sponsor a Fundraiser or Special Event.