Sight Restoration and the Prevention of Blindness
One of our programs is designed to pay for medical
expenses related to procedures which preserve, stabilize and restore vision.
The purpose of these services is to allow individuals to retain their
independence at home or to maintain employment. Examples would include
cataract extraction, treatment for diabetic retinopathy, or any procedure
expected to prevent the onset of legal blindness or make a significant
improvement in functional vision.
The significant expense associated with these procedures
often causes a patient to delay the procedure which may result in less
effective or more complicated treatment.
To qualify for these services an individual must meet the
The individual must be without the necessary financial
resources to secure the needed services. The financial needs evaluation is a
very short process used to determine if the individual has the capacity to
participate in some of the costs of their treatment.
The individual must be in danger of significant vision
loss within 24 months. The ICBVI staff in collaboration with their
ophthalmologic consultant will determine if there is immediate danger.
Have legal or functional blindness.
The individual must be a resident of the State of Idaho
for at least six (6) months and must be a US citizen or in the country
Please contact an ICBVI office nearest you.
341 West Washington
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0012
Contact: Laurie Carlin, Vocational Rehabilitation Assistant, or email to
427 N Main Street, Ste. K
Pocatello, ID 83204-3016
Contact: Marge Coulter, Vocational Rehabilitation Assistant,
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Coeur d'Alene Office
229 E. Locust Avenue
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Merrilee Jackson-Teal, Vocational Rehabilitation Assistant,
or email to email@example.com
1118 F Street
Lewiston, ID 83501-1986
Guyla Tiede, Vocational Rehabilitation Assistant,
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Twin Falls Office
650 Addison Ave West, Suite 101
Twin Falls, ID 83301-3465
Judy Jones, Vocational Rehabilitation Assistant,
or email to email@example.com