CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) is a program for children under the age of 18 who qualify as a Texas resident and U.S. resident. The program covers the cost of eye exams and glasses as well as prescription drugs and many other services. To find out if you meet the qualifications, visit the link below.
SITIO WEB | yourtexasbenefits.hhsc.texas.gov/programs/
TELÉFONO | 1-877-787-8999
The Alexander Vision Center, located in Fort Worth, assists families of children with visual impairments or blindness. Referrals to their clinic must come from a school nurse, physician’s office, or public health agencies. Specific income guidelines apply and can be found on their website listed below.
SITIO WEB | cookchildrens.org/ophthalmology
TELÉFONO | 682-885-4499
InfantSEE was designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. With the help of this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment. For more information follow the link below.
SITIO WEB | infantsee.org
PHONE NUMBER | 888-396-3937
Kids Vision Coalition is an organization in North Texas that works to create strategic partnerships to provide children with the vision care they need to see, learn and succeed.
SITIO WEB | kidsvisionco.org
The Dallas Area Council for the Blind is an organization that advocates for blind and visually impaired Texans. The organization also provides scholarships to qualified post-secondary students.
SITIO WEB | dallasacb.org
New Eyes for the Needy purchases new prescription eyeglasses through a voucher program for children and adults in the U.S. who cannot afford glasses. Follow the link below to find out more.
SITIO WEB | new-eyes.org
TELÉFONO | 973-376-4903
Mission Cataract USA offers free cataract surgery to people of all ages who cannot afford it themselves. They also want to eradicate blindness due to cataracts in the country and bring as many people as possible from blindness to useful productive lives.
SITIO WEB | missioncataractusa.org
TELÉFONO | 559-797-1629
Sight for Students provides vouchers that provide children in need with eye care and glasses from a local doctor. To find out if you qualify, contact VSP below.
SITIO WEB | vspglobal.com/cms/vspglobal-outreach/gift-certificates.html
TELÉFONO | 800-877-7195
Sight Savers America has a children’s eye care program. The program provides free comprehensive eye care follow-up to qualifying children in areas of Texas and other states. To find out more about their programs, visit the website listed below.
SITIO WEB | sightsaversamerica.org
TELÉFONO | 877-942-2627
The Blind Children’s Center is a nonprofit organization that serves children who are blind or visually impaired and provides an array of support services.
SITIO WEB | blindchildrenscenter.org
Expected to launch later this year, LEGO Braille Bricks will be a great tool to helping visually impaired children learn the Braille alphabet. To read more about LEGO’s Braille Bricks, visit their website listed below.
SITIO WEB | legobraillebricks.com
Seedlings is an organization that provides Braille books for children.
SITIO WEB | seedlings.org
TELÉFONO | 800-777-8552
The National Library Service is a free Braille and audio book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or hold a physical page.
SITIO WEB | loc.gov/nls
The Vision of Children Foundation is dedicated to curing hereditary childhood blindness and vision disorders.
SITIO WEB | visionofchildren.org
TELÉFONO | 858-314-7916
The Lighthouse Guild has youth and teen programs. These programs immerse blind and visually impaired students into a social and recreational daily life. More information on the program can be found on their website below.
SITIO WEB | lighthouseguild.org/patients-families/youth-and-teenprograms
TELÉFONO | 646-874-8322
The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults is a service agency that provides help to people who are blind that is not readily available from government or other existing service systems.
SITIO WEB | actionfund.org
TELÉFONO | 410-659-9315
The Texas Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments is a group that enables parents to find helpful information, resources, and support.
SITIO WEB | tapvi.org
TELÉFONO | 972-984-0761
Wonder Baby is a website dedicated to helping parents of young children with visual impairments as well as children with multiple disabilities.
SITIO WEB | wonderbaby.org
FamilyConnect is a national membership organization that enables parents to find information and resources for their children who are blind or visually impaired and those with additional disabilities. It is an online multimedia community that gives parents of visually impaired children a place to support each other, share stories and concerns, and link to local resources.
SITIO WEB | familyconnect.org
TELÉFONO | 212-769-6318
Perkins School for the Blind is a progressive, multi-faceted organization committed to improving the lives of people with blindness all around the world.
SITIO WEB | perkins.org
TELÉFONO | 617-924-3434
The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a special public school in which students, who are blind, deaf-blind, or visually impaired including those with additional disabilities, who are eligible for consideration for services on campus.
SITIO WEB | tsbvi.edu
TELÉFONO | 512-454-8631
The Hadley School for the Blind offers free online courses on everything from helping your young child develop to beginner’s Braille.
SITIO WEB | hadley.edu
TELÉFONO | 800-323-4238
Animal Watch Vi Suite is an app designed for children with visual impairments that helps children improve middle school math skills. Students are also able to learn about invasive and endangered species. It is available for free on the Apple App Store.
SITIO WEB | apps.apple.com/us/app/animalwatch-vi-suite/id1051014170
Sensory Light Box is an app that uses abstract animation and sound to introduce basic skills and awareness. It is great for children with low vision and other sensory needs. It is available for $3.99 on the Apple App Store, and on Google Play for $2.49.
DISPONIBLE AQUÍ | apps.apple.com/us/app/sensory-light-box/id533976433?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4