EyeCare of America program provides free eye care to eligible seniors

June 8, 2009

EyeCare of America, a program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, will be offering "Don't Lose Sight of Your Independence," a national health campaign intended to remind the senior community of the value of eyesight.

San Francisco-EyeCare of America, a program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, will be offering “Don’t Lose Sight of Your Independence,” a national health campaign intended to remind the senior community of the value of eyesight.

The program, which is under way until Aug. 31, will provide a comprehensive eye exam and care for any disease detected in the initial visit for up to 1 year free to any senior who does not have a medical eye doctor.

To inquire about eligibility in the program, seniors should call 800/222-3937. All eligible callers will be referred to one of 7,000 volunteer doctors who have agreed to accept Medicare of other insurance as payment in full, meaning no out-of-pocket cost to the patient.

Patients without insurance are seen at no charge. For more information, go to www.eyecareamerica.org

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