How to Apply ?

The following states participate in the VISION USA program:

Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia.

If your state is not listed, please see state run programs.

If you reside in one of the following states:  California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming please review screening instructions.

Applicants must work with a charitable organization, social worker, case worker, community health agency to submit an application. Applicants must complete an application worksheet, including monthly financial information for all members of the household. Agency will verify that the financial information provided is accurate and that all eligibility requirements are met including income level.

DO NOT MAIL OR FAX APPLICATIONS TO OUR OFFICES.  ALL APPLICATIONS “MUST” BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY BY A REFERRAL AGENCY.  SEE “REFERRAL AGENCIES” SECTION TO FIND A REFERRAL.

TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ON BEHALF OF A CLIENT:

(See Become a Referral tab)

  • Complete a REFERRAL AGENCY ACCESS FORM in order to receive a hyperlink to the online application form. VISION USA will email you the hyperlink to the online application form within 24-48 hours.
  • Complete a paper APPLICATION FOR VISION USA SERVICES 2017 with your client verifying that they are eligible for services.
  • Use the hyperlink to open the online application form and input the client’s information.
  • Click “Submit Form.”
  • Within 2-4 business days you will receive an emailed doctor assignment. Provide copy of email to client within 10 days of receipt.
  • If no response is received within 5 working days, email our offices at visionusa@aoa.org
  • Client to call and schedule their VISION USA appointment within 45 days.

To contact VISION USA, please send an email to VISIONUSA@aoa.org .

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