This program provides medical and surgical eye care referrals to seniors. Participating doctors provide medical eye exams and care for anything diagnosed at the initial visit for up to 1 year at no out-of-pocket cost for the physician's services. Medicare and any other insurance will be billed and accepted as payment in full. Uninsured are seen at no cost.
Eyeglasses, prescriptions, hospital services, and other medical services are not covered under the program.
Agency: The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Languages Available: English
Payment Description: No fees charged to patients without insurance
Patients with insurance will be billed and are responsible for co-payments and/or the cost of the eye examination
Intake and Eligibility: Must be a US citizen or legal resident
Must not have had an eye exam in 1 year or more
Must be at increased risk for glaucoma because of family history, race, or age
Must not have belong to an HMO or receive eyecare benefits thru the VA