Welcome Friends of the Philomatheon Society of the Blind,
My name is David Miller. I am the current President of the Philomatheon Society of the Blind and would like to introduce you to the Society.
We are an organization of blind people, along with family and friends, whose mission and goal is to help the blind and sightless of the community help themselves remain independent and a viable member of society. This is accomplished by way of social interaction with the members of the Society, educational programs and activities conducted by the Society. The Society also gathers information of all kinds that can help the visually impaired of the community and their family and friends. No membership in the Society is necessary, most services are provided at no or little cost.
Please inspect our website and do not hesitate to call us if there are any questions, especially if there is a question about something that is not present on the site.
Remember, you are not alone. We are here to help, listen, or give a little push; if necessary.
Philomatheon Society of the Blind of Canton, Ohio, Inc.
Phone and Fax: (330)453-9157
PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE (330-453-9157) FOR UPDATES.
The Glasses for All (GFA) program was started in 2011. The program is funded from grants obtained through local agencies, such as: Austin Bailey Health & Wellness Foundation, The Aultman Foundation, and most recently the Stark Community Foundation.
The new program Glasses for All II, started in September 2014. This expanded version of the original GFA, now gives the recipient of the "Voucher", coverage for the eye exam, as well as the cost of the frames and lenses. (limits do apply).
This program is designed to help those in need of glasses, who have no insurance coverage for glasses and limited income.
Please contact the Society Office at 330-453-9157 to obtain an application. **This program is currently on HOLD, when additional funding is secured, we will reopen the program. You may contact the Office for Information.**