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How can you get a free eye exam and glasses?

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Vision USA and The Lions Club offer free eye exams or financial assistance to cover the cost of eye exams to qualifying low-income adults. EyeCare America offers free eye exams to senior citizens not otherwise covered. New Eyes, a non-profit organization, provides vouchers to qualifying individuals for prescription glasses.

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How can you get a free eye exam and glasses?
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New Eyes works with social service agencies to provide eye care to people suffering financial hardship. To qualify, an application must be submitted through a qualifying social-service agency. All applications must be mailed; applications may not be submitted through email or fax. Once approved, a voucher recipient may take a copy of the voucher to a partnering glasses dispenser to claim a pair of basic glasses. There is no out-of-pocket cost to those who qualify.

Low-income adults can receive a free eye exam from Vision USA. Qualified recipients include the uninsured and low-income workers and their families. EyeCare America, a public service program through the American Academy of Ophthalmology, provides free eye exams to qualifying senior citizens. To qualify, individuals must not be covered through insurance or a veteran's fund. The Lions Club also provides financial assistance to qualifying low-income individuals to cover the cost of eye exams and prescription glasses.

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