EyeCare America (American Academy of Ophthalmology)
EyeCare America, one of the country’s leading public service programs, provides eye care through a pool of more than 5,500 volunteer ophthalmologists.
EyeCare America offers two programs:
The Seniors Program connects eligible seniors 65 and older with local volunteer ophthalmologists who provide a medical eye exam often at no out-of-pocket cost, and up to one year of followup care for any condition diagnosed during the initial exam, for the physician services.
The Glaucoma Program provides a glaucoma eye exam at no cost to those who are eligible and uninsured. Those who are eligible and insured are billed normal office procedure, and responsible for any co-payments. (This is an awareness program to provide a baseline glaucoma eye exam to those who may not be aware they are at increased risk).