Vision Resources

American Council of the Blind: Strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life for all blind and visual impaired people. 
1703 N. Beauregard St Suite 420
Arlington, VA  22311
(202) 467-5081 or (800) 424-8666 www.acb.org

American Foundation for the Blind:  Organization aims at identifying and addressing the critical unmet needs of people with vision loss through every stage of life.  
1401 South Clark Street Suite 730 Arlington, VA 22202
(800) 232-5463 www.afb.org

Division of Vocation Rehabilitation:  Wisconsin’s Vocational Rehabilitation is a federal/state program of VR counselors who work with consumers, employers, and other partners to obtain, maintain, and improve employment for people with disabilities. 
201 E Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53707
(800) 442-3477 https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/

Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology:  Provides eye care through a pool of nearly 6,000 volunteer ophthalmologists. Two programs offered, must meet eligibility requirements to be eligible for the programs.  

  • The Seniors program connects eligible seniors 65 and older with local volunteer ophthalmologists who provide a medical eye exam at no out-of-pocket cost, and up to one year of follow-up care for any condition diagnosed during the initial exam, for the physician services.
  • The Glaucoma program provides a glaucoma eye exam at no cost to those who are eligible and uninsured. Those who are eligible, and insured are billed normal office procedure, and responsible for any co-payments. (This is an awareness program to provide a baseline glaucoma eye exam to those who may not be aware they are at increased risk). 

PO Box 7424
655 Beach St
San Francisco CA  94120-7472
(415) 561-8500 www.eyecareamerica.org

Hadley School for the Blind: Offers distance learning courses relevant to the needs of individuals experiencing a vision loss, their families, and professionals working in the blindness rehabilitation field. 
700 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
(800) 323-4238 or (847)-466-8111 www.hadley.edu

Lighthouse International:  A not-for-profit healthcare organization dedicated to addressing and preventing vision loss through coordinated vision and health services. With Lighthouse Guild, people who are at risk for, or affected by, vision loss have access to the resources necessary to lead full, independent and productive lives.
250 West 64th Street
New York, NY 10023
(800) 284-4422 or TTY 711 http://www.lighthouse.org/

Low Vision Support Group: Support Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired Divine Savior Hospital, Classroom C. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:00-2:30pm.
2817 New Pinery Road
Portage, WI 53901
Fran: (608) 742-4060

National Eye Institute: Conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.
(301) 496-5248 www.nei.nih.gov

National Federation of the Blind:  Programs include a complete evaluation and demonstration center of adaptive technology used by the blind.  Consumers can visit the center by appointment. The organization also has a research and resource center on the non-medical aspects of blindness, the world’s first digital talking newspaper, a legal program, blind driver challenge, four-day youth academy, a scholarship program, an awards and early child initiative program, and various programs on teaching and learning Braille.  
(410) 659-9314 www.nfb.org

Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired Wisconsin Department of Health Services
1 W, Wilson St
PO Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701
(888) 879-0017

Marge Lebrick (Adams, Green Lake, Marquette, and Waushara Counties)
3262 Church St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(800) 388-8484 ext. 223

Kristine Fountaine (Columbia County)
3530 North County Road F
Janesville, WI 53547
(608) 757-5203
www.dhs.wi.gov/blind

Statutory Council on Blindness: A statutory body appointed by the Secretary of the State Department of Health Services. The council advises and makes recommendations to DHS and other state agencies on issues regarding blindness. 
1 West Wilson Street
Room 451
Madison, WI 53703
(888) 879-0017 https://scob.wisconsin.gov/

VisionAWARE: Self-help for vision loss
(914) 528-5120 www.visionaware.org

Vision Forward Association: Adaptive equipment, housing, low vision evaluations, rehabilitation services for children and adults, computer training, support groups, volunteers, social and recreational programs. 
912 North Hawley Road
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(855) 878-6056 or (414) 615-0100 www.vision-forward.org

Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Offers academic educational facility for children who are visually impaired and a summer rehabilitation program for adults with vision loss.  
1700 West State Street
Janesville, WI 53546
(800) 832-9784 or (608) 758-6100 www.wcbvi.k12.wi.us/

Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc: Adaptive equipment, information & referral, low vision evaluations, rehabilitation teaching, computer training, scholarships and white canes. 
754 Williamson Street 
Madison, WI 53703
(800) 783-5213 or (608) 255-1166 www.wcblind.org

Wisconsin Lions Camp
(715) 677-4969 www.wisconsinlionscamp.com

Wisconsin Talking Books & Braille Library: Lending library specializing in Talking Books and recorded magazines, provided at no cost to the consumer. 
813 W Wells St 
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(800) 242-8822 or (414) 286-3045 www.talkingbooks.wi.gov