Other Vision Resources

Eye Exams and Surgery

EyeCare America a public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Provides comprehensive eye exams and care for up to one year, often at no out-of-pocket expense to eligible to those 65 and older through its seniors and Diabetes EyeCare Programs. Its Glaucoma EyeCare Program provides a glaucoma eye exam. The EyeCare America Children’s EyeCare Program educates parents and primary care providers about the importance of early childhood (newborn through 36 months of age) eye care. Telephone: (877) 887-6327, email: eyecareamerica@aao.org or visit the website: http://eyecareamerica.org.

InfantSEE is a public health program designed to ensure early detection of eye conditions in babies.  AOA Member optometrists provide a free comprehensive infant eye assessment to children younger than one year. Telephone: (888) 396-3937. Website: http://www.infantsee.org.

Lions Clubs International provides financial assistance to individuals for eye care through local clubs. A local club can be found by using the “club locator” button found on their website at http://www.LionsClubs.org.

Mission Cataract USA coordinated by the Volunteer Eye Surgeons’ Association, is a program providing free cataract surgery to people of all ages who have no other means to pay. Surgeries are scheduled annually on one day, usually in May. Telephone: 1-(559) 797-1629. Website: http://www.missioncataractUSA.org.

Operation Sight is the ASCRS Foundation’s U.S.- based charitable cataract surgery program. Its mission is to eliminate treatable cataract blindness in the United States. By leveraging the combined strength of established charitable organizations and ASCRS-member volunteer surgeons, Operation Sight is providing needed care to those unable to access or afford surgery. Website: http://www.ascrsfoundation.org/operation-sight-patient-inquiry-form.

Eyeglasses 

New Eyes for the Needy purchases basic prescription glasses for people in financial need in the U.S. Telephone: (973) 376-4903. Website: http://www.new-eyes.org/.

Sight for Students a Vision Service Plan (VSP) program provides eye exams and glasses to children 18 years and younger whose families cannot afford vision care. Telephone: 1-888-290-4964. Website: http://www.sightforstudents.org/.

 

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