Free Glaucoma Screening Resources

The following organizations provide free glaucoma screenings for those who are eligible.

EyeCare America - Glaucoma EyeCare Program
(800) 391-EYES (3937)
Individuals calling the toll-free line are screened for glaucoma risk factors. Those at moderate to high risk for glaucoma are referred to a participating ophthalmologist in their area. The glaucoma exam is offered at no cost to uninsured at-risk individuals.

EyeCare America - Seniors Eyecare Program
(800) 222-EYES (3937)
Provides free and low-cost eye exams for US citizens 65 and older who have not had access to an ophthalmologist in the past three years, and do not have eye care insurance through an HMO or the VA.

The Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation
1983 Marcus Ave., Suite 111, Lake Success, NY 11042
(516) 327-2236
Toll Free (877) 611-4232
Provides diagnostic screening opportunities for high-risk glaucoma population groups across the nation. Call or go to the website to find out the screening schedules in your area.

Lions Club International
(630) 571-5466 (national office)
Provides financial assistance to individuals for eye care through local clubs. There are Lions Clubs in most localities, and services vary from club to club. Check your telephone book for the telephone number and address of your local club.

Medicare
(800) 772-1213
Provides an annual dilated eye exam for Medicare beneficiaries over 65 at high risk for glaucoma. Those eligible for this service are: people with diabetes, family history of glaucoma, or African-Americans over 50.

Vision USA
243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141
(800) 766-4466 / Mon.-Fri. 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. (CST)
Provides free eye care to uninsured, low-income workers and their families. Eligibility requirements vary by state.

Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams, is the key to protecting your vision from damage caused by glaucoma. Get a Dilated Eye Exam On a Regular Basis! Share this information with your family and friends.

this page updated 10/14/09

Last reviewed on March 07, 2011

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