National Resources

National Resources

Patients seeking eye care resources throughout the United States will find programs that provided eye
exams, medical, surgical, and postoperative care necessary to prevent disease progression and blindness.

Adult Eye Care

Eyecare America by The American Academy of Ophthalmology
Phone: (877) 887-6327

Provides free eye exams with an Ophthalmologist to those who qualify.

Lions Clubs International
Phone:  (630) 571-5466

Provides financial assistance to individuals for eye care through local clubs.

New Eyes for the Needy
Phone: (973) 376-4903

Provides a basic pair of eyeglasses for individuals for those who qualify. Applicants must have an eye exam including their pupillary distance (PD) measurement before applying.

Children’s Eye Care

Optometry Cares- InfantSEE by The Foundation of the American Optometric Association
Phone: (314) 983-4160

Provides a no-cost comprehensive eye and vision assessment for infants within the first year of life regardless of a family’s income or access to insurance coverage.

Sight for Students, a Vision Service Plan (VSP)
Phone: (888) 290-4964

Provides free eye exam and glasses to qualifying students (18 years and younger) whose families! income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

Surgical Eye Care

AGS Cares by the American Glaucoma Society
Phone: (415) 561-8587

Provides surgical glaucoma care at no cost to uninsured patients who qualify.

Mission Cataract USA
Phone: (559) 797-1629

Provides free cataract surgery to people of all ages who have no Medicare, Medicaid, third party insurance or any other means to pay for needed cataract surgery.

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