When you are having difficulty with your vision, finding free glasses for seniors (or at least inexpensive ones) will become a priority for you, whether you are looking for yourself or if you are a caregiver looking for a senior citizen you are caring for.
Now that being said, this isn’t going to be an easy task…but there are a few sources of free glasses for seniors you need look at, and then if those are not available to you I will at least draw your attention to some cheaper options that will be available to you.
The Lions Club was initially founded almost 100 years ago with the mission of assisting the blind, and while that mission has been expanded to other roles, at its core is assisting people who have vision issues.
Not only can you use their eyeglass bank to get free glasses but the Lions also offer free eye exams and glaucoma screenings as well.
Now, to find a local club and see if they have an eyeglass bank just click here [link opens in a separate window] to be taken to their ‘Club Finder’ page. From there you can access help at the local level.
New Eyes For The Needy
New Eyes For The Needy operates a voucher program where any low-income individuals, including senior citizens, can obtain free glasses. This program does not provide eye exams, and you will need to have had a recent one in order to qualify for a free pair of glasses.
However, I will be giving low-income individuals some options below where they can get a free eye exam.
The AOA partners with several organizations to assist low-income individuals to obtain both eye exams as well as glasses for those in need. Click on this link [opens in a separate window] and pick the program from the AOA website that best fills your needs and requirements.
There are several other organizations that provide free eye exams for seniors, and may also be able to help with getting you the glasses you need. These organizations include:
- Vision USA offers free eye exams to low-income seniors.
- Medicare-though Medicare does not cover glasses or eye exams, those who special conditions, such as diabetes or a family history of glaucoma, qualify for Medicare to pay 80% of the cost of the procedure.
Now, the above encompasses sources of free glasses and eye exams, but the question becomes…what do you do if you either don’t qualify or have to wait a significant amount of time for a voucher to become effective?
If Not Free…At Least Cheap
How can you then at least find a pair or cheap or inexpensive glasses?
One potential source is to get a pair of glasses and Free shipping from 39DollarGlasses.com.
They are one of the largest internet suppliers of glasses and also one of the most reasonable priced. So while I know you are looking for free, they can help if you cannot qualify for any of the sources of free glasses I described above.
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