skip to main contentskip to main navigation
 
State of New Jersey Deapartment of Human Services  
 
 
State of New Jersey Deapartment of Human Services
New Jersey Helps
NJ Parent Link
NJ 211 Community Resource Website
NJ Family Care
NJ Department of Human Services Facebook page
State’s Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired Screened over 40,000 New Jerseyans Last Year
TRENTON - Working to preserve residents’ eyesight with proactive services,  the Department of Human Services’ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) is encouraging New Jerseyans to get regular vision screenings to save their sight, as part of National Save Your Vision Month. 
 
 
 

Last year, through targeted outreach such as mobile eye examination units, on-site screening and special outreach programs for people with diabetes, the CBVI provided vision screenings for over 42,000 people, of whom 8,300 were referred for necessary follow-up. 

It is estimated that 118,000 New Jerseyans over the age 40 are blind or visually impaired. Loss of sight impacts quality of life, medical costs, work productivity and various other economic factors totaling about $51.4 billion a year, nationally.

“Regular vision screenings are essential to maintaining eye health,” said DHS Commissioner Jennifer Velez. “Taking the time for an eye screening can reduce the risk of vision loss and help detect systemic and chronic diseases like diabetes. Our eyes are as important as our cholesterol levels, heart health and bone density.”

March is recognized as National Save Your Vision Month. Research has shown that 50 percent of cases of blindness or severe vision loss could have been prevented by early detection of disorders and the appropriate follow-up care. Studies also have found that over 33 percent of people with Diabetes did not know that they had it until a regular eye screening identified a change to blood vessels in the retina.

“For over 30 years, the Commission has been providing statewide eye screenings in an effort to promote eye health, especially among residents who may be underinsured or uninsured,” said Vito DeSantis, Executive Director at CBVI.  “Eye exams are a vital part of protecting eyesight and quality of life.”

CBVI performs eye screenings in nearly every county at least once a month. A mobile unit also can be dispatched to your community by contacting the Commission at: (973) 648-7400 or Toll Free (877) 685-8878.

 

A list of CBVI’s eye screening sites, by county, is attached.

 

###


 

County

Location

Call for Appointment

Fixed Day and Time

1

Atlantic

Southern Jersey Family Medical Center                                                860 White Horse Pike Hammonton, NJ

Cherry Arias                           609-567-0200 x4133

Last Monday of the month                                                           5 pm to 8 pm

2

Atlantic

SPANISH COMMUNITY CENTER                        3900 Ventnor Ave. Atlantic City,  OR  303 Sumner St. Landisville, NJ 

A. Munoz/Jose Medina 609 345 1249            

3rd or 4th Friday of the month/call site

3

Atlantic

Atlantic City Mission Health Center               2009 Bacharach Blvd, Atlantic City,  NJ

MS. SUMERS                                                  609- 344-5714

3rd Wednesday of the month                                        9 am to 12 pm

 

 

County

Location

Call for Appointment

Fixed Day and Time

4

Burlington

Southern Jersey Family Medical Center                 651 High St

Burlington, NJ

Deenah Farrel               609-481-3084

1st Monday of even #  months                     5 pm to 8 pm

5

Burlington

SJFMC, 600 Pemberton-Browns Mills                                 Pemberton, NJ

Deenah Farrel                   609-481-3084

1st Monday of odd # months                            5 pm to 8 pm

 

 

County

Location

Call for Appointment

Fixed Day and Time

6

Camden

Camcare                                                              817 Federal St. Camden

Deborah Horowitz                                       856 541 8217

3rd Monday of the month                                      2.30 pm-5.30 pm

 

County

Location

Call for Appointment

Fixed Day and Time

7

Cape May

COMPLETE CARE 410 Route 9 North          Cape May Court House 

Darlene  Clendaniel  

856 451 4700

First Friday                                                             9 am to 1 pm  

 

 

County

Location

Call for Appointment

Fixed Day and Time

8

Cumberland

Center for Human Services                               22 Washington Street, Bridgeton, NJ

Carmen Lopez          856 391 5729

1st Tuesday of the month                                   5 pm to 9 pm

9

Cumberland

Salvation Army                                                   733 East Chestnut Ave, Vineland, NJ

Maria: 856-696-5050x203

2nd Monday of the month                                  9 am to 12 pm

 

 

County

Location

Call for Appointment

Fixed Day and Time

10

Essex

Newark Emergency Svcs for Families                  982 Broad St. Newark, NJ

 973-639-2100 x 284

3rd & 4th Wednesday of the  month   12 pm to 3 pm

 

 

County

Location

Call for Appointment

Fixed Day and Time

11

Gloucester

GLOU. COUNTY INSTRUCTIONAL CTR 1400 Tanyard Rd./Room 425 A Sewell, NJ 

Lois Chapman            (856) 681 6128

2nd Tues & 4th Wed of the month                                                12.30pm to 3.30 pm

 

 

County

Location

Call for Appointment

Fixed Day and Time

12

Hudson

Govinda Sanskar Kendra 783 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

Raju Patel (201) 659-8844

LAST Tuesday of the month                                 4 pm to 7 pm (Screeners Only)

13

Hudson

Visiting Homemaker Services                       586 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Jackie 201-795-1317

2nd Monday of the month                                   9.30 am to 12:30pm

14

Hudson

Save Latin America                                        138-39 St. Union City, NJ 07087

Johnny Torres/ Maria                             201-271-7474

4th Monday of the month                                    10:30 am to 1:30 pm

 


 

 

County

Location

Call for Appointment

Fixed Day and Time

15

Mercer

YMCA by PHS  1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road           Hamilton, NJ                      

Debbie Millar 888-897-8979 or 609 897-8982

3rd Thursday of odd # months                                                 4 pm to 7pm

16

Mercer

Princeton Healthcare System                        731 Alexander Rd. Ste 103 Princeton, NJ

Debbie Millar 888-897-8979 or 609 897-8982

3rd Thursday of even # months                           9.30 am to 12:30 pm

17

Mercer

Home Front                                                     1880 Princeton ave Lawrenceville NJ

Suzanne 609-273-3640

3rd Tues of Even # months                             1 pm to 4pm

18

Mercer

Lawrenceville Comm.Center - Right off Rt. 206 on 295 Eggerts Crossing, Lawrenceville

Suzanne 609-273-3640

2nd Thurs of odd # months                             3.30 pm to 7 pm

 

 

County

Location

Call for Appointment

Fixed Day and Time

19

Middlesex

 Eric B. Chandler                                                             277 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Yesenia M. Hernandez                 732-828-3000 ext.5062

4th Saturday of the month                                   8:30 am  to 11:30 am

20

Middlesex

PRAHD                                                                 100 First St. Perth Amboy, NJ

Maritza Rodriguez                         732-442-1081 x143

1st & 3rd Fridays of the month                                           9 pm to 12 pm

 

 

County

Location

Call for Appointment

Fixed Day and Time

21

Monmouth

Monmouth County Health Dept                                                 3435 Highway 9 Freehold, NJ 07728

Jeryl Krautle:                  732-431-7456

2nd Mon of the month                                              4pm - 7pm

 

 

County

Location

Call for Appointment

Fixed Day and Time


22

Morris

Office for Hispanic Affairs                               95-97 Basset Hwy. Dover, NJ

Mariela Fernandez                      973-366-4770x13

2nd Thursday of the month                     9:30-12:30 pm

23

Morris

Office for Hispanic Affairs                              122 Speedwell Ave Morristown, NJ     

Lina Monsalve                            (973) 644-4884 x14

3rd Thursday of the month                                                    1 pm-4 pm

 

 

 

County

Location

Call for Appointment

Fixed Day and Time


24

Passaic

Hispanic Info. Center                                        186 Gregory Ave. Passaic, NJ

Ana Rivera                                       973-779-7022 x 12

1st Wednesday of the month                          9:30 am to 12:30 pm

25

Passaic

The Passaic County Administration Building                           401 Grand Street, Paterson, NJ

                                   973-881-4396

4th Thursday the month                                     9 am -12.30pm

 

 

County

Location

Call for Appointment

Fixed Day and Time

26

Salem

Southern Jersey Family Medical Center            320 Grant St., Salem, 08079

Veronica 856 935 7712

3rd Thursday of the month                          4 pm- 7 pm

 

 

County

Location

Call for Appointment

Fixed Day and Time

27

Somerset

Safe Harbor & Port Refuge                               87 East High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876

Tom 908-393-9545

1st Thurs of the Month                          9:30 am -12:30 pm

 

 

County

Location

Call for Appointment

Fixed Day and Time

28

Union

E Port Clinic                                                        184 First street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202

Miss Tobey                   908-355-4459

Last Friday of the month.                         9:00 am-12: 00 pm

29

Union

Neighborhood Health Services Corp.                                           1700-58 Myrtle Ave (off Rock Ave) Plainfield

908-753-6401

Second Wednesday of  the month               9.30 am-12:30 pm

 

 

County

Location

Call for Appointment

Fixed Day and Time

30

Warren

Coventry Family Practice                                755 Memorial Parkway Unit 17 Phillipsburg

908-454-6303

4th Wednesday of odd # months                  9:30 am to 12:30 pm

 
 
 
OPRA - Open Public Records Act NJ Home Logo
Department: DHS Home  |  DHS Services A to Z  |  Consumers & Clients - Individuals and Families  |  Important Resources  |  Divisions & Offices  |  Commissioner & Key Staff  |  Disaster & Emergency Help & Information  |  Press Releases, Public and Legislative Affairs, & Publications  |  Providers & Stakeholders: Contracts, Legal Notices, Licensing, MedComms  |  Get Involved with DHS!
Statewide: NJHome  |  Services A to Z  |  Departments/Agencies  |  FAQs
 
Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996 - 2008