American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
1839 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY 40206-0085
Mail: P.O. Box 60805 Louisville, KY 40206-0805
(800) 223-1839 toll-free FAX (502) 899-2274
Nonprofit organization offers aids, tools, and supplies to people who have a vision impairment. No-cost subscriptions to Newsweek and Readers Digest available for people who are legally blind.
Department of Rehabilitation Services Vision Services
444 S. Houston Ave., Ste. 200 Tulsa, OK 74127
Voice/TTY/TDD (918) 581-2301 FAX (918) 583-9210
For other DVR offices, schools, or facilities, call (800) 845-8476 toll-free.
Offers services to people who are visually impaired, including evaluation, training, job placement, restorative services, counseling and guidance, assistive devices, mobility training, information and referral, and independent living services. Limited transportation services. Some financial guidelines may apply.
Older Blind Program
Serving severely visually-impaired people age 55 or older.
Downtown Tulsa Lions Club
3100 S. Jamestown Ave., Ste. 48 Tulsa, OK 74114
(918) 742-5555 FAX (918) 742-5555
Offers referrals to optometrists and financial assistance for eye exams and glasses. Tulsa residents only. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
EyeCare America Senior Eye Care Program
P.O. Box 429098 San Francisco, CA 94142
(800) 222-3937 toll-free FAX (415) 561-8567
Makes referrals to ophthalmologists for eye examinations. Eligible people age 65 or older receive a comprehensive medical eye exam and up to one year of treatment for any condition diagnosed during the initial exam. Eyeglasses, prescriptions, hospital services, and fees for other medical professionals are not covered. Must meet financial guidelines and have no current eye doctor (ophthalmologist) or eye care insurance through an HMO or the VA. Volunteer ophthalmologists accept Medicare and/or other insurance reimbursement as payment in full. Patients without insurance receive free care.
Indian Health Care Resource Center Vision Services
550 S. Peoria Ave. Tulsa, OK 74120
(918) 588-1900 FAX (918) 582-6405
Optometry clinic. Must be Native American or non-Native American dependent; CDIB card or other tribal documentation required. SoonerCare. Medicare. Medicaid. Insurance. Sliding fee scale.
Koweta Indian Health Facility
31870 E. State Hwy 51 Coweta, OK 74429
Medical, dental, eye care, and behavioral health services for Native Americans. Must have CDIB card. Eligibility guidelines apply.
Lighthouse National Center for Vision and Aging
111 E. 59th St. New York, NY 10022
(800) 829-0500 toll-free (212) 821-9200
TTY (212) 821-9713 FAX (212) 821-9705
Offers advocacy, support, information, resources, referrals, audio-visual materials, and publications about vision impairment and blindness. Call for list of local physicians.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
(800) 523-0288 toll-free TDD (405) 521-4672
Offers free books-on-tape, audio-cassette players, books in Braille, and descriptive videos. Materials mailed to participants at no charge.
Neighbor for Neighbor, Inc.
505 E. 36th St. N. Tulsa, OK 74106-1812
(918) 425-5578 FAX (918) 428-4951
Vision clinic offers eye exams at no charge. Glasses are $30 for adults; $15 for children. Monday through Wednesday at 6 p.m. Appointment required; call at 10 a.m. on first Wednesday of the month. Closed Friday. See complete listing at URGENT and BASIC NEEDS.
Oklahoma Council of the Blind
P.O. Box 1476 Oklahoma City, OK 73101
(877) 578-6212 toll-free
No-cost membership organization for people who are blind and their families. Offers legislative initiatives, advocacy, information and referral, and social programs.
Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
(800) 523-0288 toll-free
Free services for people who are visually impaired or have a learning disability or a physical limitation. Necessary equipment provided for books and magazines on tape or in Braille. Subscriptions available to over 250 newspapers, including the Tulsa World, Daily Oklahoman, The New York Times, and USA Today. Free postage through the U.S. Postal Service.