BVRS - Uptown, Pittsburgh
Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - Community Services
BVRS offers assessments by licensed optometrists, prescriptions for optical aids, and the opportunity to try out aids ranging from magnifiers, writing guides, special lighting devices, and closed-circuit TVs. Prevention of blindness programs including free vision screenings for children 12 months to 6 years of age. Transportation
This free door-to-door service provides rides to essential medical appointment or critical service need, such as obtaining a photo ID or grocery shopping. Individuals must live in Allegheny County and meet the program criteria. Appointments requested to be made in advance.
1816 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Eligibility: All individuals who are blind, vision impaired, or who have related disabilities qualify for our programs. BVRS is committed to providing the very best in training and essential services.
Hours: Weekdays, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (412) 368-4400 Main
  • (412) 368-4080 Intake Low Vision Rehabilitation Center
  • (412) 368-4080 Intake Low Vision Rehabilitation Services
  • (412) 368-4080 Intake Low Vision Rehabilitation Center
  • (412) 368-4090 Fax
  • (800) 706-5050 Other
Email Address:
Intake Requirements: If you are in need our services, please contact our Information and Referral Specialist at 412-368-4400 or email Intake requirements can be discussed further upon contact.
Intake Procedure: Please contact our Intake and Referral Specialist by phone at 412-368-4400 or email
Helpful Tips: Visit or contact us by phone at 412-368-4400 to learn how we can help.
Fee Amounts: Fee structure differs for each program. Contact the Information and Referral Specialist at 412-368-4400 or to determine eligibility and fee amounts.
Facility/ADA access: Facility is fully accessible.
Wait List: Not Applicable
Languages Spoken: English
Interpreting Services are available upon request
Insurance Accepted: Accepts most major insurances for Low Vision and Primary Vision Services.
Service Contact: Barbara Peterson, Director of Client Services,
Public Transportation: Public Transportation is available within 2 blocks of our front door.
Capacity Limitations: N/A
  • Blind Mobility Aids
  • Disability Related Center Based Employment
  • Errand Running/Shopping Assistance * Blindness
  • Eye Screening
  • Job Retraining
  • Life Skills Education
  • Low Vision Aids
  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation * Blindness
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Senior Ride Programs
  • Specialized Information and Referral
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
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BVRS - Uptown, Pittsburgh
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