Who is Eligible?

To qualify for a basic eye examination donated by member doctors of the American Optometric Association, applicants must meet all five of the eligibility requirements outlined below:

1.  Have no private or government insurance, including Medicare or Medicaid

2.  Have income below the established level based on household size — Income Level Chart

3.  Have not had an eye exam within the past 24 months

4.  Must be a US citizen or legal resident with a social security or legal resident number

5.  Have not received a doctor referral through the VISION USA program in the last two years

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 your state does not participate with the VISION USA program. See state run programs to locate available resources in your state.

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


Your investment will ensure that The AOA Foundation continues to provide immediate relief to those in need in the wake of natural disasters, vision care to needy Americans, scholarships for optometry students, preservation of optometry’s history and public education about the need for a lifetime of vision care.

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