How To Get Free Eye Exams

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When is the last time you had an eye exam?

Have you been putting off an eye exam because of low funds, or lack of insurance?

If so, then you’ll be interested to know that Vision USA provides low-income and uninsured people with basic eye health and vision care for free.


Maybe your employer doesn’t provide vision insurance.  Or, maybe you don’t qualify because you work part-time.  Vision USA is here to help. .. You’ll be matched with a volunteer doctor of optometry.  You’ll pay nothing for your eye exam.  And, in some states, you may receive eyeglasses at no cost or for a small fee.
Kim Komando


Vision USA was established in 1991 by American Optometric Association doctors who volunteered their services for people who could not accord basic eye care.

The Vision USA program applies to both adults and children.


Vision USA Prerequisites

To qualify to participate in the Vision USA eyecare program, there are a few prerequisites:

  • You must have one working family member
  • You must have no vision insurance — including Medicare and Medicaid
  • You must have a qualifying low income
  • You  must have not had an eye exam in 2 years.

If you qualify, you will be matched with a doctor in your area.

To apply for the Vision USA program, complete this application Form.



Free Baby Eye Exams

baby-blue-eyes-by-betizuka.jpg It is worth noting that there is also special program for babies called InfantSee that provides a one-time, comprehensive eye assessment at no cost for infants in their first years of life.

This is a great opportunity to receive an early infant eye assessment that could detect possible vision problems in your child.

Find an InfantSee provider.

Free Eyecare For Seniors

Another program,senior-eye-exam-by-MousyBoyWithGlasses_1462.jpg Eyecare America provides free eyecare service for seniors.

To qualify, you must:

  • be 65 years of age or older
  • be a US citizen or legal resident
  • have not seen an ophthalmologist in 3 or more years
  • not belong to an HMO or VA

See if you qualify for a free eye exam.