How do I refer a patient to DSB?
Washington State’s Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) provides "one front door" for people of all ages who are blind or have low vision in Washington state.
We help customers reach their highest level of personal and economic independence by providing specialized expertise to address and overcome barriers related to blindness and vision loss.
What is the Physician Connection?
DSB helps your patients keep the job they have, or re-enter the workforce after vision loss. DSB can also help you stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and services for people who are blind or have low vision.
What are other physicians saying about the Physician Connection?
“DSB can work with patients to keep the job they have or help those seeking to re-enter the workforce after vision loss.”
Dr. Robert Francis, MD – VitreoRetinal Associates
“DSB provides practical services that compliment the medical care you provide your patients.”
Dr. Charles Birnbach, MD – President, Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
“Services are provided by the DSB at no cost to me or my patients.”
Dr. Erick Hartman, OD - Family EyeCare Associates
Do other organizations provide blind and low vision services?
Yes, a number of community-based organizations exist throughout the state that provide valuable services to people who are blind or have low vision. Many of them receive funding from DSB.
DSB can work with any community-based organization qualified to deliver high-quality services to people who are blind or have low vision.
For more information on Physician Connection, contact Mark Adreon, Program and Partnership Development Specialist, 206-906-5502.