Chapter 5: Health and Mental Health


Section 9: Vision Care and Eyeglasses


Community Charity Eye Clinic

The Eye Clinic is located in the building of Skyline Urban Ministry at 701 NW 8th St. Exams are free, and our frames are free. Eye exams are by appointment only for those who live in Oklahoma County and cannot otherwise afford an eye exam.

Call (405) 236-5212 and ask for Gail Holcomb.

Skyline Urban Ministry
500 SE 15th St.
Oklahoma City , OK 73129

Voice: 

405-632-2644

Fax: 

405-632-8860

EyeCare America

EyeCare America is a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Their mission is to reduce avoidable blindness and severe visual impairment by raising awareness about eye disease and care, providing free eye health educational materials and facilitating access to medical eye care. They offer multiple eye care programs for which individuals may qualify such as Seniors EyeCare Program, 800-222-EYES (3937); Macular Degeneration (AMD) EyeCare Program, 800-324-EYES (3937); Diabetes EyeCare Program, 800-272-EYES (3937); Glaucoma EyeCare Program, 800-391-EYES (3937); or Children's EyeCare Program, 877-887-6327.

Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 429098
San Francisco , CA 94142

Voice: 

877-887-6327

Fax: 

415-561-8567

Health for Friends

Services for adults include clinics, dental care, pharmacy, labs, eye exams and other low cost health care for the uninsured Norman area residents.

317 E. Himes St.
Norman , OK 73069

Voice: 

405-329-4161

Fax: 

405-329-5711

Lions Clubs International

Email:

programs@lionsclubs.org

Provides financial assistance to individuals for eye care through local clubs. There are Lions Clubs in most localities. Services vary from club to club. Check your telephone book for a local listing.

Health and Children's Services
300 W. 22nd St.
Oak Brook , IL 60523

Voice: 

630-468-6901

Fax: 

630-571-5735

Mission Cataract USA

Coordinated by the volunteer Eye Surgeons' Association, this project provides free cataract surgery to people of all ages who have no other means to pay. Surgeries are scheduled annually on one day.

Edmond Cataract Institute Edmond , OK

Voice: 

405-455-3937

Neighbor For Neighbor

This program provides medical and dental services, legal services, food, housing advice and family assistance. Services include an eye clinic with help for eye exams and glasses.

505 E. 36 St. N.
Tulsa , OK 74106

Voice: 

918-425-5578

Fax: 

918-428-4951

Sight for Students

Email:

sfsinfo@vsp.com

Provides vision exams and glasses to uninsured children nationwide. The program operates through a network of community partner organizations such as Head Start programs, some schools, YMCAs, community health clinics, Prevent Blindness America and Caring Programs for Children. Local affiliates must be contacted to see if they are participating in the program. For more information check the Sight for Students website or toll free number.

Toll Free: 

800-615-1883
888-867-8867

Fax: 

916-858-5388

Vision USA

Email:

visionusa@aoa.org

Free comprehensive eye exams and low cost glasses for low income working families. All ages are eligible. To qualify, families must have no insurance coverage for vision care, have one working person in the household, meet income criteria and not have had a comprehensive eye exam in two years. Sponsored by the American Optometry Association, with state participation from the Oklahoma Association of Optometry Physicians.

243 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis , MO 63141

Voice: 

314-991-4101+G2903