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Interprofessional Fostering of Ophthalmic Care for Underserved Sectors (InFOCUS)

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A non-profit agency promoting eye care for underserved communities. Provides trainings on primary eye care and use of the Focometer.

Diabetes and Healthy Eyes Toolkit

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The Diabetes and Healthy Eyes Toolkit provides community health workers with tools to inform people with diabetes about diabetic eye disease and maintaining healthy vision. The toolkit has a flipchart that is easy to use in community settings and can be incorporated into existing diabetes classes or information sessions.

Diabetes and Healthy Eyes Toolkit

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The Diabetes and Healthy Eyes Toolkit helps community health workers provide sight-saving information to people with diabetes. The Toolkit is available in English and Spanish and includes a:

EyeCare America

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People eligible for a referral through the program receive a comprehensive, medical eye exam and up to one year of treatment—at no out-of-pocket cost—for any disease diagnosed during the initial exam. Volunteer ophthalmologists accept Medicare and/or other insurance reimbursement as payment in full. 1-800-222-EYES (3937)

InfantSEE

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Public health program designed to ensure early detection of eye conditions in babies. Member optometrists provide a free comprehensive infant eye assessment to children younger than one year.

Knights Templar Eye Foundation

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Assistance for eye surgery for people who are unable to pay or receive adequate assistance from current government agencies or similar sources. 1000 East State Parkway, Suite I, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Phone: (847) 490-3838.

Lions Clubs International

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Provides financial assistance to individuals for eye care through local clubs. A local club can be found by using the "club locator" button found on their website. Phone: (630) 571-5466 x393

Mission Cataract USA

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Volunteer Eye Surgeons' Association, providing free cataract surgery to people of all ages who have no other means to pay. Surgeries are scheduled annually on one day, usually in May. Phone: 1-800-343-7265

National Keratoconus Foundation

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The National Keratoconus Foundation's mission is to provide information and support services to individuals with keratoconus and their families and to support keratoconus research.

Sight For Students

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A VSP charity that provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. Operates nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in need and VSP network doctors who provide the eyecare services. Call 1-800-877-7195 Monday - Friday 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Pacific Time to speak with Member Services.

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