The Sight Center of Northwest PA

General Information

The Sight Center of Northwest PA
2545 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16505-3261
(814) 455 0995

Brief Description

Programs fall into four primary service areas: prevention of blindness, diabetes prevention, vision rehabilitation, social support for those with low vision and those who are blind.


Andrew Prischak, Low Vision Specialist,

Services Offered

  • Recreation Services
    • Offers social group for elderly blind persons.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in personal management and home management skills.

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides in-service training to staffs of organizations that have a significant visually impaired population.

  • Counseling
    • Provides casework and referral services. Offers training in blindness skills to supplement the education of mainstreamed children.

  • Information and Referral
    • Serves as the primary source of information and referrals regarding blindness and visual impairment in area.

  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

  • Reading Services
    • Reading from the Erie Times News available by dialing (814)459-2999.

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

  • Transportation Services
    • Provides transportation services for seniors.

  • Support Groups
    • Has a support group for seniors.

  • Health
    • Offers diagnostic and medical treatment, public education programs.