Agency Name: North Central Sight Service Inc. (NCSS)
Address: 2121 Reach Road Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: 570-323-9401
Toll free: 1-866-320-2580
Fax: 570-323-8194
Website: www.ncsight.org
Email: ncss@ncsight.org

Days/Times: Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

  • Program 1 – Remedial Eye Care Program:
    • Description: NCSS offers a Remedial Eye Care Program which assists low-income residents of Lycoming, Clinton, and Sullivan Counties with the cost of eye examinations and glasses.
    • Cost: sliding based scale based on income
  • Program 2 Support Group Meetings:
    • Description: North Central Sight Services, Inc. conducts monthly meetings for two groups. The NCSS Support Group traditionally meets on various times and dates during the month. Meetings are open to any one experiencing vision loss. A program is planned for every other month and the alternative months are general discussion meetings. The real value of the group is recognized by participants who can freely discuss feelings, perceptions and attitudes with others experiencing the same challenges.  North Central Sight Services, Inc. Social Service Staff conducts monthly Life Skills and Education meetings. NCSS retails NOIR sunglasses, a variety of handheld magnifiers, other low vision aids, and cassette book machines.
    • Meetings: Monthly; times, dates, and locations vary (call for times/dates/locations)
    • Cost – general support group is free; transportation fee’s covered if coming via- STEP
  • Program 3 – Prevention of Blindness Program:
    • Description: The purpose of NCSS's Prevention of Blindness Program is to promote public awareness of prevention measures, an understanding of potentially blinding conditions and diseases, and the importance of good eye health. Adult Screenings and Preschool Eye Health Screenings are provided by the North Central Sight Services.
    • Cost: Free

 

·         Program 4 – Vision Rehabilitation Therapy:

    • Description – Includes learning brail, cooking classes and a kitchen skills course.  Also includes education on low vision products.
    • Cost – Free

 

·         Program 5 – Transportation and Escort:

    • Description – Limited for various appointments and essential needs.  Support services with reading mail and other correspondence.
    • Cost – Free

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