Prevention & Education
North Central Sight Services, Inc. is dedicated to preventing blindness and vision loss in your community. We provide vision screenings, educational programs, children’s functional vision exams, and eye care assistance programs.
Preventative Vision ScreeningsOur vision screenings detect symptoms of vision loss and potential eye diseases. Quick, easy and effective, our screening program incorporates the Spot™ Vision Screener, a handheld device that scans both eyes at the same time from a comfortable three feet away. It can detect potential vision issues across all age groups, starting at six-months. If an individual shows signs of a visual problem and does not pass our screening, we refer that individual to an eye care professional of his or her choice for a complete eye exam.
If your organization would like to coordinate a vision screening, please contact our Prevention of Blindness Department. Our service area includes Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties.
Functional Vision Exams for Children
Our Functional Vision Clinic provides income eligible children an opportunity to receive a complete eye examination with a pediatric optometrist who specializes in testing for visual-related learning problems. The clinic is held monthly at our facility. Common signs of a functional vision issue include poor eye-hand coordination, alternate uses of the right and left hands, and difficulty when studying visual information. If you suspect your child has a functional vision problem, please contact our Prevention of Blindness Department for more information.
Our team provides interactive educational programs for children to foster a better understanding of eye health, safety, and prevention. Programs include engaging story time, dog guide education, braille activities, and activities with low vision simulators.