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ForSight Vision - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

ForSight Vision
1380 Spahn Avenue
York, PA 17403
(717) 848-1690 (Local)
(717) 845-3889 (Fax)
(800) 255-6578 (Toll-Free)
bill@forsight.org
http://www.forsight.org

Brief Description

ForSight Vision serves its community by providing quality, specialized services and opportunities designed to prevent, prepare for and manage loss of vision.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 250
Number of staff: 7
Staff description: 13 full-time; 8 part-time. Uses volunteers
Geographic area served: York and Adams Counties

Staff

Miranda Golden, Case Manager, (717) 848-1690 107, miranda@forsight.org
Miranda Golden, Case Manager, (717) 848-1690 107, miranda@forsight.org
Tony Heath, Program Services Coordinator, (717) 848-1690 114, tony@forsight.org
Carl Hosier, Manager - Document Imaging, (717) 848-1690 104, carl@forsight.org
Hilda Jungclaus, Director of Business and Finance, (717) 848-1690 101, hilda@forsight.org
William Rhinesmith, President, (717) 848-1690 103, bill@forsight.org
Leora Wiest, Director, ForSight Vision Services, (717) 848-1690 106, leora@forsight.org
Jennifer Zack, Certified Low Vision Therapist, (717) 848-1690 105, jennifer@forsight.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assistive Products
    • Operates the ForSight Vision Center retail store of low vision aids and appliances.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Offers educational and informative talks.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides training in the use of assistive technology.
  • Counseling
    • Offers individual, group, family/parent counseling; placement in rehabilitation training. Provides referrals to community services and other counseling/social work services.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides training in occupational skills, sheltered workshops, vocational placement, and follow-up service. Refers for other employment-oriented services.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Forsight Vision. Supplies low vision devices. Operates a retail store featuring low vision aids and appliances.
  • Support Groups
    • Offers support and activity groups for seniors in Adams and York Counties.

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • Conducts over five thousand preschool vision screenings each year at little or no cost to either the school or parents. Children with unacceptable results are referred to an eye care professional and follow up is provided to help ensure treatment.
  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille instruction.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Regularly participates in health fair screenings and various public health events, sponsoring a number of support groups throughout the county.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Conducts low vision assessment by our low vision therapist. Realistic goals are established and appropriate aids and appliances are evaluated, selecting what is best to meet each person’s individual needs. Emphasis is placed on maintaining independence.
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