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Adult Vision Screening (Prevent Blindness Indiana)
70 E. 91st St., Ste. 204, Indianapolis
[46240] Conducts glaucoma and vision screenings at health fairs and by arrangement with business and civic groups. Volunteers can be trained to help conduct the screenings. Call to schedule a screening.

Bosma Industries for the Blind - Comp. Vision Rehab Services
8020 Zionsville Rd, Indianapolis
[46201] Provides a multidisciplinary training program designed to assist individuals that are blind and visually impaired to acquire the necessary skills to function on a daily basis and at a level that will result in an independent lifestyle and opportunity for employment.

Bosma Industries for the Blind - Itinerant Vision Rehab Services
8020 Zionsville Rd, Indianapolis
[46201] Provides one on one instruction typically in the home environment, in all aspects of independent living and communication skills to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Rehabilitation teachers serve the entire state and are a resource for local information about blindness and visual impairment.

Easter Seals Crossroads Rehab Ctr - Low Vision Occupational Rehab
4740 Kingsway Dr., Indianapolis
[46205] Provides in-home occupational therapy rehabilitation services to maintain and enhance the independence of adults with low vision impairments. Sliding scale fees.

Gift of Vision (Prevent Blindness Indiana)
70 E. 91st St., Ste. 204, Indianapolis
[46240] Provides links to free comprehensive eye exams for low-income adults who are uninsured and qualify. Clients on Medicaid, Medicare or Health Advantage are not eligible. Eye care professionals donate services.

HEAR Indiana - Lending Library
undisclosed, Noblesville
[46060] Maintains a videotape library regarding all aspects of hearing loss. Also maintains a book lending library and a teacher resource box.

Indiana Lions for Leader Dogs Inc.
Larry Henry Chairman, Frankfort
[46268] Funds Leader Dogs for the Blind; 4-week training classes are offered in Michigan several times a year. Dogs, training and room and board are available at no charge to qualifying persons; sponsoring Lions Club may pay transportation costs.

Indianapolis Eye Care Center
IU School of Optometry, 500 Place, Indianapolis
[46202] Offers comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages. Provides low-vision service to visually impaired persons including evaluation and prescription of optical aids to assist in the performance of daily tasks. Also provides evaluation of binocular vision problems (strabismus, lazy eye), and traumatic brain injury therapy to correct vision problems. Offers complete contact lens services and management of ocular diseases as well. Fixed fees; a standard eye exam costs $75.

Indianapolis Marion County Library - Large Print Books Services
Outreach Service Section, Indianapolis
[46208] Provides large-print books for persons with visual impairment at Central Library, and all branches.

IRIS Reading Service for Visually Impaired(WFYI Indianapolis)
1401 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis
[46202] Provides an avenue to allow persons who are blind or visually impaired the opportunity to have printed materials read to them. Every day IRIS broadcasts the regional newspapers and many other publications. Listeners are provided with special radio receivers free of charge to use as long as they are needed. One must live within 45 miles of Indianapolis to receive the broadcasts and there is an application requiring medical certification of print impairment.

Library Express (Indianapolis Marion County Public Library)
2450 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis
[46208] Provides selection, delivery and return of library books and audio cassettes to homebound persons in Marion County. Volunteer is matched with person in the area. No fees.

National Federation of the Blind, Circle City Chapter
[46220] Provides an advocacy groups for blind citizens. Connects citizens to blind services and advocates for independent rights.

NFB - NEWSLINE (National Federation of the Blind)
1800 Johnson St., Baltimore

[21230] Provides a toll free electronic service that allows blind or disabled persons to listen to daily newspapers and magazines by using a touch tone telephone. Subscribers also have the option of having the material emailed to them and either read it through their computer. Newspapers offered in Indiana are the Indianapolis Star, Evansville Courier Journal, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Indianapolis Business Journal and the Muncie Star Press. National newspapers that are offered are the Associated Press, Christian Science Monitor, Roll Call, UPI, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Magazines that are offered are the AARP Bulletin, AARP The Magazine, Economist, New Yorker and Diabetes Self-Management. Several Spanish speaking newspapers and magazines are offered as well.

Prevent Blindness Indiana - Blindness Prevention
70 E. 91st St., Ste. 204, Indianapolis
[46240] Works to prevent blindness through community service, public and professional education, research, the provision of videos and written and other materials. Provides educational program on vision health, conducts free vision screenings. PBI works with low income families (children and adults) to locate free or low cost eye exams and glasses (no direct funding is provide to the individual seeking help). Referrals are made to PBI by school nurses or social workers, churches, shelters and individuals. Adults are referred by social workers, churches, shelters, and individuals.

Regenstrief Ophthalmology Clinic (Wishard Health Services)
1050 Wishard Blvd., 5th Fl., Indianapolis
[46202] Offers free eye exam and low cost glasses for Marion County residents with income at or below 150% of poverty; subject to approval by Wishard financial counselor. Call (317) 630-7518 for eye exam availability; (317) 630-6589 for financial service information.

Sight for Students (Prevent Blindness Indiana)
70 E. 91st. St., Ste. 204, Indianapolis
[46240] Provides vouchers for low income and uninsured school-age children to receive a free eye exam and glasses. Vision Service Plan conducts the program.

Student Training Employment Program (Bosma Industries)
8020 Zionsville Rd., Indianapolis
[46268] A transition program for school aged individuals with visual impairments make the transition from school to the workforce easier.

Talking Books and Braille Library
140 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis
[46204] Loans books and magazines in Braille, large print and on cassette tape and the machine needed to play the special cassettes to any Indiana resident who cannot use standard print materials because of a visual or physical disability. Materials are distributed and returned by mail at no charge to the patron. This library is also the Indiana Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, part of the Library of Congress' National Library Service.

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