Some organizations that may help qualified individuals get eye surgery include EyeCare America, Vision USA, Lions Clubs International and Mission Cataract USA. The financial aid these organizations offer is typically reserved for low-income, uninsured individuals.
EyeCare America provides eye exams and care for up to one year to qualified candidates who are age 65 or older. Vision USA provides free eye care to eligible low-income families. Local Lions Clubs generally help low-income individuals get eye exams, buy glasses and obtain eye care.
Mission Cataract USA provides free cataract surgery to people who cannot pay, and all of the surgeries take place one day out of each year. Social workers at hospitals and community agencies usually know about community resources to help people who need financial help for medical problems.