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Prevent Blindness Texas - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Prevent Blindness Texas
2202 Waugh
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 526-2559 (Local)
(713) 529-8310 (Fax)
(888) 987-4448 (Toll-Free)
http://www.preventblindness.org/TX/

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 AM-4:00 PM; Fri. 8:00 AM-2:00 PM or by appointment.
Clients served on average per year: 25,000
Number of staff: 2 part time employees
Staff description: Both the executive director and program director are part time. There are also temporary screeners about 3-6 months of the year
Geographic area served: West Texas, with emphasis on rural areas.
Publications: Pamphlets and brochures on various vision problems.

Locations

3211 West Dallas
Houston, TX 77019

Staff

Debbie Gross, President & CEO, dgoss@preventblindnesstexas.org
Monica Saenz, State Program Director, msaenz@preventblindnesstexas.org
Maria Tripovich, State Development & Marketing Director, mtripovich@preventblindnesstexas.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Performs screenings for seniors to determine problems with visual field or visual acuity.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals as necessary to appropriate vision specialist.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Offers low vision services.

Services for Children

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Through our network of regional offices and volunteers, we strive to serve the greatest number of Texans through our delivery of services including vision screenings, eye examinations and/or eyeglasses, as well as educational materials.
  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Photoscreening for children, from 6 months of age to three years, and special needs children. Free eye exams and eyeglasses, if screening so indicates.

      Does vision screening, using age-appropriate methods for all other age groups. This screening includes identification of eye disease as well as visual acuity. Free eye exams and eyeglasses are also available if needed and if qualifications are met.

Services for Professionals

  • Professional Training
    • Training available in vision screening certification. Offers certification for adult/child vision screening and photoscreener.
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