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Sight Savers America - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Sight Savers America
169 Cahaba Valley Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124
(205) 942-5201 (Fax)
(877) 942-2627 (Toll-Free)
http://sightsaversamerica.org/

Brief Description

Sight Savers America, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, provides free vision care to children of qualified families. The vision care provided are eye exams, transportation if needed, eye surgery or treatment, prescription glasses. We also have a Low Vision department that provides free Low Vision exams and recommended Vision Technology placed in the home of children up to 19 years old. Child and parent are trained how to use recommended technology. All Low Vision patients are followed up every six months to assure the vision aids are working properly and patients low vision needs are being met.

Staff

Jeff Haddox, President, jhaddox@sightsaversofalabama.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides technologically advanced sight enhancing devices for children with low vision or for those who are blind.

Services for Children

  • Health
    • Coordinates services with an over 300 member volunteer network of doctors, opticians, and other health care providers.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides technologically advanced sight enhancing devices for children with low vision or for those who are blind.
  • Support for Parents
    • Schedules appointments and transportation for eye exams, eyeglasses, vision screenings, medication, vision training, surgery, vision aids, and parental notification at every step in this process.
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