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Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind - Low Vision Care Services

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind - Low Vision Care Services

Low vision exams for people who have low vision.

Vision problems that can not be corrected by ordinary glasses, contact lenses, medication or sugery are referred to as low vision. These problems are caused by genetic factor, injury, disease or effects of aging. Some of the most common diagnosed causes include: macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, and stroke. Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind provides comprehensive low vision care that includes: consultations with our low vision, optometrists for a low vision evaluation, consultations with our rehabilitation professionals, who can help you adjust to the activities of daily living and adjust to the psychological and social issues that can make living with low vision challenging. Consultations with our assistive technology specialist, who will recommend non-optical devices that use large print and/or speech output

Our hours of operation are Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm by appointment.

Referrals are not always needed.

Accept Medicare (for more information regarding cost, please call)

Wheelchair accessible

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
1825 K Street, NW
Washington , DC 20006
(202) 454-6400
Resource Area: local
Updated: 11/15/2013  [ 179 ] 

National Kidney Foundation Kidney Early Evaluation Program

National Kidney Foundation Kidney Early Evaluation Program

KEEP! Kidney disease prevention screenings across the country.

The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) offers free screening for those at risk - anyone 18 years and older with high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease. It is designed to raise awareness about kidney disease among high risk individuals and provide free testing and educational information, so that kidney disease and its complications can be prevented or delayed. KEEP provides three simple tests that determine kidney function.  Participants receive a comprehensive health risk appraisal, blood pressure measurement, blood and urine testing and the opportunity to discuss their health and review results with onsite clinicians.

Click here to see if there is a FREE screening currently scheduled near you.

National Kidney Foundation- National Capitol Area
5335 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 244-7900
Resource Area: local
Updated: 11/15/2013  [ 250 ] 

National Kidney Foundation

National Kidney Foundation

National Kidney Foundation mission statement

The National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary nonprofit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. Through offices nationwide, the NKF provides vital patient and community services, conducts extensive public and professional education, advocates for patients through legislative action and supports kidney research to identify new treatments. The NKF relies on individual and corporate donations, business partnerships, foundation and government grants and revenue from special events. For more information on events and services in the National Capital Area visit: http://www.kidneywdc.org or for general information regarding the National Kidney Foundation visit: http://www.kidney.org.

National Kidney Foundation- National Capitol Area
5335 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 244-7900
Resource Area: local
Updated: 11/15/2013  [ 255 ] 

People Like Us Online

People Like Us Online

Online kidney patient informational center and support system

People Like Us is a patient advocacy movement that seeks to empower, educate and encourage individuals with chronic kidney disease as well as transplant recipients, living donors and donor family members. The goal of this resource is to help patients learn about the treatment options for kidney failure, so they will be able to make the best choices for themselves and their family. We hope the information is used as a springboard for discussion with families, doctors and other members of a health care team. People Like Us Online provides an outlet for patients to connect with others battling the same diseases through online message boards, coffee house conversations, facebook and twitter. The better informed you are, the better your outlook for a successful long-term treatment and quality of life. For more information please visit: http://www.kidney.org/patients/plu.

National Kidney Foundation- National Capitol Area
5335 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 244-7900
Resource Area: local
Updated: 11/15/2013  [ 257 ] 

National Children's Center, Inc (NCC)

National Children's Center, Inc (NCC)

Adult Day Care Services

Provides services to children and adults with developmental disabilities

National Children's Center, Inc (NCC)
6200 2nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 722-2300
Resource Area: local
Updated: 11/15/2013  [ 2069 ] 

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