We Are Still Taking Mask Orders

Thanks to everyone for your mask orders and donations! Your support has been amazing.

We still have masks available for purchase! Please call our agency at 724-837-1250 ext 12 to place your order Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. If you reach voicemail leave your name, phone number, email address and the quantity of masks you are requesting. We will call you when your order is ready for pick up.

Here is a little more info:

  • The masks tie in the back
  • All masks are the same size
  • No patterns are available
  • The color of the mask and string may change as we get new materials in

Click HERE to make a donation to the Westmoreland County Blind Association today.

Face masks $3.00 manufactured at the Westmoreland County Blind Association

Celebrate Giving Tuesday Now with the WCBA

We are manufacturing thousands of washable, reusable masks for purchase to help assist with the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) to members of our community. In celebration of #GivingTuesdayNow please consider clicking HERE to make a small donation to the WCBA to help support this and our current remote programs. Thanks!

Celebrate Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Awareness Month

March is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Awareness Month. Join the IDD awareness committee in Center Court at Westmoreland Mall on March 2nd from 11am-3pm for a celebration of “Health and Wellness”.

They’ll be sharing resources and activities while celebrating diversity and community integration. Attendees can also participate in interactive games and demonstrations for people of all ages!

Download the flyer below or visit http://westmorelandiddawareness.weebly.com to learn more.

IDD Month Flyer

Low Vision Clinic Accepting New Patients

We are currently accepting new patients for our Low Vision Services with Dr. Chris Cakanac OD, FAAO our Low Vision Doctor.

Together with Dr. Chris Cakanac we have been providing low vision services to the visually impaired for over 20 years.

Dr. Cakanac uses the latest technology in visual aids during his exam to ensure that you live a more independent lifestyle. Often times he is able to prescribe visual aids that enable patients to read, watch television and enjoy life out in the community as well.

If you or someone you know is living with Low Vision, we are here to help
Simply call 724-837-1250 and ask for Deann to schedule an appointment to see Dr. Chris Cakanac

We take all referrals from Family Eye Doctors and Physicians.

Vision Screenings for Daycares and Kindergartens

The Westmoreland County Blind Association understands the importance of early childhood vision screenings and exams. We have been conducting these vision screenings for more than 20 years.

We are a non-profit organization that reaches out to all of our neighbors in Westmoreland County offering this free vision screening for children 3-6 years of age.

If you are a daycare or an organization that has children ages 3-6 years of age, we would love the opportunity to come to your place of business and do our free vision screenings.

If you would like to schedule a vision screening with us or would like more information please call 724-837-1250 and ask for Deann she will be happy to assist you.

Tips To Protect Your Vision

As Spring arrives in western Pennsylvania, we are called to the outdoors. We rediscover what has been hidden by snow and lay dormant during the winter months. The nice weather is our inspiration to collect branches or leaves that have accumulated in the corners of the yard; stain the deck in time for grilling season or break out the bicycle.

The Westmoreland County Blind Association wants you to enjoy the season, and most importantly be safe and prevent eye damage. Please consider these tips to protect your vision in the coming months:

  • Wear sunglasses outside when the sun shines. Look for lenses that block 100% of both UVA and UVB rays.
  • View fireworks from at least 500 feet away. Never let children play with fireworks.
  • Wear safety glasses when doing work that may produce chips, dust or flying particles. When working with chemicals, choose goggles that fit snugly against your face and secure with a strap.
  • Thoroughly wash your hands before touching the eye.
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet. Foods rich in antioxidants, lutein, Vitamins C and E are good for eye health.
  • If you know something has scratched your eye, seek treatment from your doctor/emergency room for your eye injury.