Seniors EyeCare Program
Who We Are
The Seniors EyeCare Program ensures that every senior has access to medical eye care and promotes annual, dilated eye exams. It raises awareness about age-related disease, including cataracts, provides free eye care educational materials and facilitates access to eye care--at no out of pocket expense.
The program is designed for people who are US citizens or legal residents, are 65 or older, have not see an ophthalmologist in 3 or more years, and do not have eye care insurance through an HMO or the VA. Excluded are eyeglasses, prescription drugs, hospital services and fees of other medical professionals.
People eligible for referral through the program receive a comprehensive, medical eye exam and up to one year of treatment--at no out of pocket expense-for any condition diagnosed during the initial exam. Volunteer ophthalmologists accept Medicare and/or other insurance reimbursement as payment in full; patients without insurance receive eye care at not cost.
EyeCare America also offers other eye care programs--Glaucoma EyeCare Program and Diabetes EyeCare Program.