EyeCare America's Diabetes EyeCare Program is designed for people who:
-- Are age 65 and older
-- Are U.S. citizens or legal residents
-- Have not seen an ophthalmologist in three or more years
-- Do not have insurance through an HMO or the VA
People eligible for a referral through the program receive a comprehensive, medical eye exam and up to one year of care at no out-of-pocket cost for any disease diagnosed during the initial exam. Volunteer ophthalmologists accept Medicare and/or other insurance reimbursement as payment in full. Individuals without insurance are seen at no charge.
For a Diabetes EyeCare Program referral, those interested may call 1.800.272.EYES (3937) toll-free, 24 hours a day, every day, year round.
About EyeCare America
Founded in 1985, EyeCare America, a public service program of the
Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is committed to the
preservation of sight, accomplishing its mission through public service and
education. EyeCare America's public service programs provide eye care
services to the medically underserved and for those at increased risk for
eye disease through its corps of 7,000 volunteer ophthalmologists dedicated
to serving their communities. More than 90 percent of the care made
available is provided with no out-of-pocket cost to the patients. Public
service includes programs for seniors, glaucoma, diabetes, AMD and
children, and is the largest program of its kind in American medicine.
Since its inception, EyeCare America has helped more th
|SOURCE Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology|
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