North Central Sight Services grant program aids area vision

North Central Sight Services Inc. recently announced a $25,000 eSight grant program to benefit the visually impaired within Lycoming County.

According to a news release from the organization, the grant program will award up to $5,000 per qualifying individual to be used towards the purchase of a pair of eSight glasses. Due to the generosity of the Harry Plankenhorn Foundation, North Central Sight Services is able to make these eSight grants available to the community, the news release stated.

“This is amazing new technology that can provide improved vision for people who are legally blind, thus improving their daily lives significantly,” Robert Garrett, president and CEO of North Central Sight Services, said.

In 2016, six eSight units were introduced to the NCSS workplace, and the employees could not stop raving about them, the news release noted. It was this positive feedback that inspired the North Central Sight Services team to take eSight beyond its own four walls and help others within the community, the news release stated.

ESight recently launched eSight 3, which retails for $10,000. North Central Sight Services realizes that this technology cannot be afforded by everyone, which is why this grant program is so vital, according to the news release.

The team at North Central Sight Services, along with eSight, also will help individuals find additional funding sources to ensure that this life-changing technology is made a reality for as many residents of Lycoming County as possible, the news release said.

“Bringing exceptional products and services to the community is one of the core elements of our mission,” Jamie Snyder, vice president of operations at North Central Sight Services, said. “We are proud to bring new and innovative technology to this part of Pennsylvania.”

For complete details about the eSight grant program contact Tracy Haas-Ungard at 570-323-9401 ext. 124 or tracyh@ncsight.org. To follow the organization’s eSight journey, visit ncsight.org and facebook.com/ncsight.

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