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. It is available in English andSpanish.
From the National Center for Farm Worker Health
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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.
People eligible for a referral through the program receive a comprehensive, medical eye exam and up to one year of treatmentâ€”at no out-of-pocket costâ€”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)
A non-profit agency promoting eye care for underserved communities. Provides trainings on primary eye care and use of the Focometer.