Consumer Guide to Health Care
Free or Reduced-Fee Vision Services
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a public service program of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, seeks to preserve sight by raising
awareness about macular degeneration (AMD) and other eye diseases and by providing access to medical eye care.
This program can
help you get free eye care from participating eye doctors if you meet the
eligibility requirements. Visit the Eyecare America website
to learn about eye diseases and to see if you qualify.
Sight for Students is a
program founded by Vision Service Plan (VSP), a commercial vision benefits
company. The program provides vision exams and glasses to up to 50,000
uninsured children a year. There are a number of
requirements. Contact a
for Students partner to determine whether your child qualifies for the
program. For more information call the Sight for Students hotline at
USA is a program of the American Optometric Association Foundation that provides
free eye health and vision care services to children in need. However, enrollment
is very limited. To find out more about who is eligible in Wisconsin and how to apply, visit the
Vision USA - The Wisconsin Project website, or telephone 877-435-2020.
The U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care lists free and reduced-fee
clinics. Contact each clinic for more information.
June 26, 2013