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EyeCare America Ushers in the New Season and Springs for Eye Exams for Qualified Seniors
Date:3/31/2010

EyeCare America is springing for eye exams this season! From April 1 – May 30, people age 65 and older can call to determine if they qualify for a referral to one of EyeCare America’s 7,000 ophthalmologists across the US.

San Francisco, CA (Vocus) -- Spring… a time of change, but don’t worry if you don’t have the change to spare for an eye exam. EyeCare America is springing for eye exams this season! From April 1 – May 30, people age 65 and older can call to determine if they qualify for a referral to one of EyeCare America’s 7,000 ophthalmologists across the US. Those found eligible will receive an eye exam at no cost and up to one year of care for any condition diagnosed during their initial visit.

To see if you, a loved one or a friend, 65 and older, is eligible to receive a referral for an eye exam and care, call 1-800-222-EYES (3937). The EyeCare America help line operates 24 hours a day, every day, year-round.

“Blindness and vision impairment have enormous personal, social and economic costs, limiting the activities of otherwise healthy and active people,” said Richard P. Mills, MD. “For 25 years, EyeCare America has bridged the gap between the senior community and the quality eye care they need. By increasing awareness of eye disease and its risk factors and connecting more people with the exams and medical treatment, EyeCare America works to reduce preventable blindness in the U.S. thereby allowing our seniors to live more fulfilling and active lives.”

EyeCare America, a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, operates one of the largest programs of its kind in American medicine. All eligible callers receive a referral to one of 7,
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