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Financial Aid Resources for
Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma

Prescription assistance programs:

BenefitsCheckUp. Service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) that helps people to understand benefits available from federal, state, and local programs.
202-479-1200

EyeCare America. Provides eye exams and up to one year of care to U.S. citizens and legal residents through volunteer ophthalmologists, often at no out-of-pocket cost to those who qualify. A program of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
1-877-887-6327

Hill Burton Program. The program ended in 1997, but about 170 hospitals and healthcare facilities are still obligated to provide free or reduced-cost care. The website has a directory of participating healthcare facilities.
1-800-638-0742

Lions Clubs International. Provides financial assistance to those who need eye care. The phone book lists local Lions Clubs.
630-571-5466

New Eyes for the Needy. Provides eyeglasses for the poor worldwide. Applicants must provide written proof that they have no other source of assistance.
973-376-4903

Partnership for Prescription Assistance. Helps qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through appropriate public or private programs.
1-888-477-2669

RxAssist. Offers information on patient assistance programs sponsored by pharmaceutical companies that provide free medications to those who cannot afford them.
401-729-3284

Social Security Administration. Financial assistance to those who are legally blind or who have vision problems that prevent them from employment.
1-800-772-1213

Vision USA. Provides free basic eye health and vision care services to individuals who have no other means of obtaining care. Managed by the American Optometric Association and its affiliated state agencies.
1-800-766-4466

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Last Review: 10/07/14


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