EyeCare America

General Information

EyeCare America
655 Beach Street
San Francisco California 1 94109-1336
(877) 887 6327

Brief Description

EyeCare America is a national public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.


Betty Lucas, Director, pubserv@aao.org

Gail Nyman-York, Program Manager, gnyman-york@aao.org

Services Offered

  • Health
    • Through the Seniors EyeCare Program, provides a comprehensive, medical eye exam and up to one year of care—at no out-of-pocket cost—for any disease diagnosed during the initial exam for people eligible for a referral.

  • Health Services
    • Provides medical and surgical eye care. Also, through associated Glaucoma Project, provides a dilated eye examination for those at risk for glaucoma. Examination is free to citizens or legal residents without other access to care.

  • Information and Referral
    • Individuals can go to www.eyecareamerica.org and take an online questionnaire to see if they qualify for a referral to one of EyeCare America's 7,000 volunteer ophthalmologists nationwide or request free eye health educational materials.

  • Services for Seniors