State Resources

State Resources (Texas)

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

Adult Eye Care

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services — Division for Blind Services (DBS) Blindness, Education, Screening, and Treatment Program (BEST) Program
Phone: 877 787 8494 Option 3

Provides assistance for adult Texas residents with inadequate health insurance benefits with payment for urgently needed eye-medical treatment. Qualified individuals may include those with diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, detached retina or any other eye diseases determined to be an urgent medical necessity.

Prevent Blindness Texas
Phone: (888) 987-4448

Provides free eye exams and/or glasses to those with financial hardships.

Texas WorkForce Commision Resources

Older Individuals Who Are Blind (OIB) Program
Phone: (512) 936-6400

The Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind (IL-OIB) serve people 55 and older with significant visual impairments who need assistance with independent living skills, technology and support services.

Vocational Rehabilitation Resources (VR) Program
Phone: (512) 936-6400

The Vocational Rehabilitation program helps people with disabilities prepare for, find or retain employment and helps youth and students prepare for post-secondary opportunities.  The program also helps businesses and employers recruit, retain and accommodate employees with disabilities.

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