Employment. Independence. Prevention.
Our Mission: Create sustainable, person-centered programs and employment that enhance independence for individuals with unique visual capabilities. We foster positive change, awareness, and advocacy while removing barriers.
Our Vision: Be the resource for people with visual challenges through prevention, rehabilitation and meaningful employment to increase individual empowerment and equality.
For over sixty years, North Central Sight Services, Inc. has assisted individuals who are blind or visually impaired to maximize their quality of life. We have helped prevent vision loss through our education programs and screenings for children and adults. To accomplish our mission, we offer Adjustment Services for people losing their vision, Support Services, Employment opportunities for people who are blind, and a Prevention of Blindness Program.
North Central Sight Services, Inc. incorporates a business model to use excess revenue to help fund the mission. Through the AbilityOne Program, we manufacture, package and distribute SKILCRAFT® products to the State of Pennsylvania and Federal government. We also provide Business Services such as Document Management and Sip for Sight Bottleless Water Coolers to the surrounding communities that create jobs for our Associates who are blind or visually impaired.
North Central Sight Services, Inc. is ISO 9001:2015 Certified. ISO certification is a detailed and methodical quality system that looks at the value of processes at all levels. Only 20 percent of companies in the United States have reached this level of certification.
That was then. This is now.
1957: The Lycoming County Association for the Blind manufactured rubber door mats from recycled automobile tires, caned chairs and performed subcontract work for local businesses.
2020: Employment opportunities now include packaging, order processing and shipping to sorting plastics for recycling and Document Management.
1971: Talking book machines were provided to Lycoming County residents who were blind. Transportation services were also provided with assistance from local Lions Clubs.
2020: North Central Sight Services, Inc. provides Rehabilitation Services in the Abe Snyder Memorial Resource Center and a Low Vision Aids Store: Tools for Everyday.
1982: The Prevention of Blindness Department was established. Approximately 500 children and adults were screened on a yearly basis.
2020: North Central Sight Services, Inc. screens more than 5,000 children and adults for potential eye diseases. A Functional Vision Clinic is also provided for children who need further examination.
Board of Directors
Board Vice Chair
Jersey Shore PA
Immediate Past Board Chair
Monmouth Junction NJ
William Daniels III