About us

The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio offers a unique blend of programs and services that can help people of all ages work, learn, play, and live independently with permanent vision loss. From the Low Vision Clinic to high tech assistive devices, daily living adaptations, home safety enhancements, white cane training and caregiver support, The Sight Center is changing lives every day!

Founded in 1923 as the Toledo Society for the blind, The Sight Center is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 agency that provides clinical and in-home services to residents in an 18-county region in Northwest Ohio as well as parts of Southeast Michigan and Central Ohio.

  • Low Vision Clinic--Individualized rehabilitation services that make the best use of remaining functional vision for people who can no longer benefit from glasses, contacts, surgery or medication.
  • Daily Living Adaptations--Instruction in adaptive ways to perform daily tasks to live independently at home, to obtain or maintain employment or to take part in community life.
  • Orientation and Mobility--Instruction in safe, independent travel in the home, workplace or community including white cane and sighted-guide training when appropriate.
  • Assistive Technology--Training in the use of assistive technology devices such as magnifying software or iPads for use at home, work or school.
  • Home Safety Enhancements--Assessment, advice and modification of the home environment to prevent falls, improve health and enhance safety for people living with permanent vision loss.
  • Children’s Services--For school-age students who are visually impaired, receive instruction in daily living skills such as cooking, cleaning and personal grooming to prepare them to be independent.
  • Information and Referral--Information and referral to local, state, and national agencies that specialize in services for the visually impaired.
  • Qualified Staff--The Sight Center employs a full staff of professionals, including optometrists, low vision specialists, social worker/case managers, orientation and mobility specialists, rehabilitation therapists and assistive technology specialists.
  • Referral and Fees--The Sight Center receives referrals from ophthalmologists, optometrists, health and human service organizations and other healthcare providers. Fees vary per service. Payments are accepted from Medicare, private insurance, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, as well as private pay.  
The Sight Center Mission Statement:
We empower independence and enrich the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired.