For more information:
Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate
Phone: (800) 301-2020 ext. 105
Project to Provide Vision Services Disadvantaged Populations in Stark, Waynes, Holmes, Carroll & Tuscarawas Counties
The goal of PBO’s VCO Program is to reduce the incidence of unnecessary vision loss and impairment by providing access to our voluntary system of comprehensive vision care services, vision screenings and education to medically challenged children, youth, families, and uninsured adults. To qualify, program participants must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and have no access to vision services through Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.
“Prevent Blindness is pleased and honored to be granted funding by The Aultman Foundation,” said Sherry Williams, President and CEO of the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness. “VCO is essential as it addresses multiple health needs.”
Blindness and vision impairment affect one’s ability to drive, read, work, learn, stay active in the community, and take care of household tasks. Declines in these abilities can lead to social isolation, depression and increased risk of falls and injuries that, unfortunately, can create an emotional and economic toll on individuals and families.
PBO will partner with area schools, daycare centers, senior centers, social service organizations and healthcare facilities to provide their staff and volunteers with vision assessment training and tools to identify people in need of vision care. Those failing the vision assessment will be connected with the VCO Program to receive further eye care and eyewear at no cost.
Please contact PBO at 800-301-2020 to find the VCO provider nearest to you.
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