Check eligibility requirements for MCB services

Have you been diagnosed with legal blindness? You may be eligible for services from MCB.

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) Organization Page

Phone

This line is open from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., M-F

Toll Free (800) 392-6450

This line is open from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., M-F

The Details

What you need

  • Visit an eye care provider
  • Have your eye care provider send (mail, fax, or electronically) the results from your eye examination
  • Be a resident of Massachusetts
  • Meet the requirements of legal blindness

How to check

To check the status of your registration, please call MCB at 617-727-7550.

More info

Definition of “Legally Blind”

  • Vision with correction of 20/200 or less in the better eye; or
  • Peripheral field of ten degrees (10º) or less, regardless of visual acuity.

*Legal Blindness does not mean total blind.

The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) oversees the registration process for the reporting of legal blindness. Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 6, Section 136 requires that all eye care providers report within 30 days all cases of legal blindness to the MCB.

Contact

Address

MAIN OFFICE
600 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
Western Massachusetts - Region 1
436 Dwight Street, Room 109, Springfield, MA 01103
Central Massachusetts - Region 2
390 Main Street, Suite 620, Worcester, MA 01608
Southeast Massachusetts - Region 5
888 Purchase Street, Suite 203, New Bedford, MA 02740

Phone

This line is open from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., M-F

Toll Free (800) 392-6450

This line is open from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., M-F

Fax

Fax (617) 626-7685

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