Blind and Visually Impaired Services

Division of Services for the Blind

Division of Services for the Blind (State office)
700 Main Street
P.O. Box 3237
Little Rock, AR 72203

Division of Services for the Blind (field offices) provide rehabilitation teaching in the home for blind and visually impaired citizens of Arkansas. Purchase of aids or appliances as needed to increase independence in their home.

Division of Services for the Blind
Tina Shelby
P.O. Box 1096
2126 Capps Road
Harrison, AR 72602
Serves Baxter, Boone, Newton, Marion and Searcy.

Division of Services for the Blind
Margaret Magar
100 Weaver Avenue
Batesville, AR 72503

Division of Services for the Blind (Elderly)
4044 Frontage Road
Fayetteville, AR 72703
479-527-2580 or

Omagene Farley, life counselor, services Washington, Benton, Carroll, Madison, Boone, Newton, Searcy and Marion Co. Freddy Huneycutt, VR Counselor, serves Benton, Washington, Madison & Carroll Co.

National Eye Care Project Help Line
P.O. Box 429098
San Francisco, CA 94142-9098
800-222-EYES (3937)

Provides referrals for persons age 65 or older who do not have access to an ophthalmologist they have seen in the past. Callers are mailed the name of a local participating doctor to provide medical eye exams and treatment, if necessary. Doctors accept insurance reimbursement as payment in full.

In Sight Low Vision Services, LLC 
Gina Tate, OTR/L 
Low Vision Occupational Therapist
Fax 866-276-6904

Specializing in In-Home Adult Low Vision Services
Serving Washington, Benton, Madison, & Carroll Counties

Library Services
Library services for the blind and visually impaired are available on a statewide basis through the Arkansas Library Commission, Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

These services include the distribution of talking book machines and tape cassette playback machines as well as the lending of reading materials reproduced on records, tapes, in Braille or large print sent by mail.

Library for the Blind
1 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201

Lions Club Services
Lions Clubs help with eye exams, eye glasses and hearing aids to eligible people. For the contact person in your area, call the state office.

Arkansas Lions State Office
7430 N. Hills Boulevard
North Little Rock, AR 72116
FAX 501-834-5110