The following are vision-related organizations which may be useful for you or your family.

Reading & Radio Resource
Provides alternatives to reading for the blind, physically handicapped and learning disabled, including recorded books and a NTRB radio, featuring news, special interest shows and novels. Dr. Fagadau has served as president of Reading & Radio Resource for the past three years.

AARP Sights & Sounds
Support group for persons who are deaf & deaf-blind.

American Council of the Blind
Information,public education materials and referrals

American Council of the Blind
Consumer Organization
ACB of Texas: 806-291-9100
National: 800-424-8666

Dallas Lighthouse
Providing opportunities for people with vision disabilities to lead to independence through social and economic self-sufficiency.

Deaf & Blind Multi-Handicapped Association of Texas
Consumer organization

Glaucoma Research Foundation
Provides information on the different forms of glaucoma and treatments.
1-800-826-6693. Hadley School for the Blind
Tuition-free distance education, including Braille.

Helen Keller National Center for Youth & Adults Who are Deaf/Blind
Information and referral, advocacy, consultation and training.

Knights Templar Foundation, Inc.

Provides financial assistance for glaucoma surgeries. Call 214-888-0230 or email

Lion Sight & Tissue Foundation, District 2X1
Free eye exams and glasses for children and free glasses for adults based on need. Recycling eyeglasses and transplant services.

National Eye Institute
Conducts and supports research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders of vision, and develops public and professional education programs that help prevent blindness, reduce visual impairment and increase awareness of services and devices that are available for people with low vision.

The National Keratoconus Foundation
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8733 Beverly Blvd., Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Prevent Blindness Texas
Vision Screenings, health and eye safety programs.

R.E.A.C.H Resource Center on Independent Living
Information, referral and case management to persons who are disabled.
TTY 214-630-5995

Learning Alley – formally Recordings for the Blind & Dyslexic
Records college and high school textbooks on cassette tapes and lends them to students.
Austin: 512-323-9390
National: 800-221-4792

Retina Foundation of the Southwest

Retinal research; visual testing and evaluation services to infants and children with developmental and neurological problems; genetic counseling.

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Center for educational services and a source of information and links related to blindness and visual impairments for students, teachers and parents.
TDD: 512-206-9451

Texas State Library Talking Book Program
Lending library of books in Braille, large print and on cassette tape.

Visual Aid Volunteers
Producers of Braille materials.