Glaucoma EyeCare Program
Who We Are
The Glaucoma EyeCare Program promotes early detection and treatment of glaucoma. It raises awareness of glaucoma risk factors (family history, race, age), provides free glaucoma educational materials, and facilitates access to medical eye care.
The program is designed for people who: are US citizens or legal residents; have not had an eye exam in 12 months or more; are at increased risk for glaucoma (family history, race, age) and do not belong to an HMO or the VA.
People eligible for referral through the program receive a glaucoma eye exam and the initiation of treatment, if necessary. Patients with insurance will be billed and are responsible for any co-payments; patients without insurance receive the above care at no charge.
EyeCare America also offers other eye care programs--Seniors EyeCare Program and Diabetes EyeCare Program.
Eyeglasses, prescription drugs, hospital services, and fees of other medical professionals was excluded.