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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. It is available in English andSpanish.

From the National Center for Farm Worker Health

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Providing basic eye health and vision care services free of charge to the many uninsured low-income people and their families who have no other means of obtaining care. Apply on line, mail or by phone. 1-800/766-4466, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., CST

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

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)

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