Making a Visible Difference in our Community since 1912

Support

SUPPORT

Whether you are experiencing vision loss now or have been blind for some time, we offer a broad range of services to help you cope with vision impairment and maintain your independence.

Ophthalmology concept.

PREVENTION

Lackawanna Blind Association offers vision screenings using the state-of-the-art SPOT screening device for children and adults throughout Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties. We also offer a reduced-cost eyeglasses program for those who need glasses and cannot afford them.

Education

EDUCATION

LBA’s life skills instruction for visually impaired clients covers topics such as healthy eating and fire safety. We also offer eye health and safety education for children and adults throughout Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties.

Community Together Concept

COMMUNITY

Summer picnics, holiday parties, monthly movies and book club offer recreation. Shared experiences in support groups offer the opportunity for building a strong network of peer friendships. We hope you will join the Lackawanna Blind Association community!

LACKAWANNA BLIND ASSOCIATION

The mission of the Lackawanna Blind Association is to support and promote the interests of the blind and visually impaired, and the prevention of avoidable blindness.

“I have trouble reading the newspaper, even when I wear my glasses.” 

“It’s becoming difficult to see the computer screen. I rely on the internet for so many things.”

 Our services equip blind or visually impaired adults with the skills and confidence they need to meet the challenges of everyday life. 

If vision problems are interfering with your life,
we can help!

Click the links above to see more about the services we offer, or call our office at (570) 342-7613.

minibus

Throughout our history, the Lackawanna Blind Association’s transportation and escort service has been one of the most important services we provide to the blind and visually impaired. As client surveys indicate, transportation is a primary need because it makes everything else possible. If transportation services are not available, or if the available services do not provide the door to door escort that enables our clients to feel safe and comfortable, many other services remain inaccessible.

The Agency van has been traveling throughout Lackawanna County daily for decades, transporting clients to classes, special occasion outings, and shopping at local markets with special escort care from trained staff members. For several years now, we have had a dream of making our transportation services even better, with more spacious seating, more storage area for purchases, and a smoother ride.

We’re delighted to announce that thanks to the Friends of the Blind, Helen Keller Day, Dr. William J. Jordan, Jr. Swing for Sight Golf Tournament, Scranton Lions Dream Game and a grant from the Scranton Area Foundation, our dream has become a reality! Our new mini bus has arrived and took its inaugural journey October 18th. The clients are thrilled and we are grateful!