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Jun 12, 2007 @ 9:34 AM Free and low cost eye exams for those without eye coverage    

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I realize how a great number of Americans don't have health care coverage/eye coverage and was just looking online to see if I could find a place for free eye exams and came across this information, just thought I would share it with you. Unfortunately the one in CT is not even close to where I live, but perhaps you can use the info for the state you live in. I hope this helps.

Providing Glasses in the US Sources of Free Eye Exams
Selected States:

The following agencies may provide free or low-cost eye exams:

State Name

*Alabama The Eyesight Foundation of Alabama (205) 488- 0771
700 South 18th Street
Suite 123
Birmingham, AL 35233 Screenings and referrals for medically indigent

*Arizona Eye Care Arizona, Inc. (602) 604-1281
702 East Highland
Phoenix, AZ 85016 Eye care for Needy Families in Arizona

*Arizona Arizona Foundation for the Changing Eye, Inc. (602) 251-3400
1800 East Van Buren
*Phoenix, AX 85006 Provides care to those in the metro and rural areas of greater Phoenix

*California Community Mobile Eye Clinics (650) 938-6934
501 Moorpark Way #137
Mountain View, CA 94041 Operates an eye care outreach program with mobile eye exam buses in the community.

*Colorado I Care USA Foundation (720) 941-8882
Jubilee Church Center
2222 West 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211 Works with Lions Club of Denver to provide eye care services.

*Connecticut Unite for Sight, Inc. (203) 426-487031
Brookwood Drive
Newtown, CT 06470 Free vision screening in the area.

*Florida Jeppesen Visionquest, Inc. (407) 323-2040
34 Keyes Ct.
Sanford, FL 32773 Program operates for needy children in the state of Florida. Free eye exams are provided by volunteer eye care professionals.

*Indiana Eye Care Community Outreach (ECCO)
Indiana University School of Optometry
(317) 321-1424
501 Indiana Avenue, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN
Connects uninsured and underinsured individuals with donated eye exams and opthalmology services.

*Maryland The Shepherd's Table, Inc. (301) 585-6463
8210A Colonial Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910 Has a vision clinic that provides eye exams to the homeless and the needy.

*Massachusetts New England Eye Institute, Inc. (617) 236-6311
1255 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215 Provides services through centers in Boston, Chelsea, and mobile services.

*Michigan Frank N. Andersen Regional Eye Foundation 1-800-519-3933
Mackinaw # 5000
Saginaw, MI 48604
Charitable services including eye care for the indigent.

*Ohio Beacon Journal Charity Fund, Inc. (330) 374-6505
333 South Main Street
Suite 319
Akron, OH 44308 Eye care services to indigent children

*Oklahoma Community Charity Eye Clinic (405) 236-5212
701 N.W. 8th
Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Provides vision exams for low-income people in Oklahoma city and surrounding areas.
Oklahoma Neighbor for Neighbor, Inc. (918) 425-5578
1506 East 46th Street
Tulsa, OK 74126 Provides family assistance including eye care.

*Rhode Island Saving Sight Rhode Island (401) 738-1150
982 West Shore Road
Warwick , RI 02889 Provides assistance in obtaining eye exams for Rhode Islanders.

*South Carolina Volunteers in Medicine Clinic (843) 681-6612
15 Northridge Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Medical services to financially eligible individuals

*Tennessee Mid-South Sight and Hearing Service Inc. 1-800-642-3413
188 South Bellevue Suite 421
Memphis, TN 38104 Provides eye exams to individuals not eligible for other services in TN, MO, MS, AK
Tennessee Healing Hands Health Center, Inc. (423) 652-0694
210 Memorial Dr.
Bristol, TN 37620 Provides health care services for struggling families.

*Texas Interprofessional Fostering of Ophthalmic Care for Underserved Sectors (INFOCUS) 1-866-398-7525
19728 Saums Rd. PMB #136
Houston, TX 77084 Provides primary eye care services in and around Houston.
Washington Free Clinic of Southwest Washington (360) 313-1390
4100 Plomondon Street

*Vancouver, WA 98661 Free, quality medical care including eye exams who those who don't have access to healthcare.

*Wisconsin Combat Blindness Foundation, Inc. (608) 238-7777
P.O. Box 5332
Madison WI, 53705 Provides care through screening and other services.

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