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Services for the Blind

Services to the Blind provides assistance to eligible blind and/or visually impaired persons. This program is administered by NC Services for the Blind.

Services Include:

Medical Eye Care and Independent Living Skills. The Medical Eye Care Program offers financial assistance for eye care (eye exams, glasses, medications and surgery) based on clients' medical needs and income.

**As of March 01, 2013, funding for eye exams, eye surgeries and glasses is on temporary hold. We are currently only funding glaucoma medications. The Medical Eye Care funding is unpredictable and is dependent upon the State budget.

Resource packets that offer other organizations for assistance with these services are available upon request. Contact information listed below. Independent Living Skills provides an in-home assessment of client's needs related to visual impairments and legal blindness. Services include rehabilitation, mobility training, vocation assessments, referrals to community resources and family/individual adjustment counseling/education. Eligibility is based on review of a physician's eye report.

Appointment Procedure

Please contact individuals listed below to schedule an appointment for Medical Eye Care applications.

What to bring with you

  • Social Security card
  • Income Verification