EyeCare America, a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, works to ensure that seniors have FREE access to medical eye care. Through its Seniors EyeCare Program, eligible candidates receive a FREE comprehensive medical eye exam and up to one year of care at no out-of-pocket cost.
The Seniors EyeCare Program ensures that every senior has access to medical eye care and promotes annual, dilated eye exams. It raises awareness about age-related eye disease, including cataracts, provides free eye care educational materials and facilitates access to eye care—at no out-of-pocket cost. By age 65, one in three Americans has some form of vision impairing eye disease. Most do not know it because there are often no warning symptoms or they assume that poor sight is a natural part of growing older. By detecting and treating eye disease early through annual, dilated eye exams, seniors can preserve their sight
• Are U.S. citizens or legal residents
• Are age 65 and older
• Have not seen an ophthalmologist in three or more years
• Do not belong to an HMO or the VA