More than 46 million low-income individuals in the United States cannot afford the cost of routine eye care or do not have the health insurance that covers such exams.
VISION USA was established in 1991 to provide basic eye examinations to Americans in need, and is currently available in 39 states and the District of Columbia. AOA member optometrists donate their services at no cost.
If you need an eye exam and do not have insurance and cannot afford one, work with your social worker, case worker, charitable organization or agency to submit an application on your behalf for VISION USA services.
- Vision USA provides basic eye health and vision care services free of charge to:
uninsured, low-income individuals and their families
- For application worksheet go to: www.aoafoundation.org/vision-usa then click VISION USA Application Worksheet.
- For more information contact The Salvation Army. The recipient will need to download an application worksheet along with income verification documents to be provided to the Social Services Director for eligibility verification and application submission.