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Optometry Resources


Eye Care America

Address:
P.O. Box 429098
San Francisco, CA  94142-9098
Phone:
(877) 887-6327 (Toll Free)
(415) 447-0381 (TTY)
(415) 561-8567 (Fax)
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Founded in 1985, EyeCare America is a public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Our 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. In addition to our online educational materials, we offer eye care programs for which individuals may qualify. Callers will be asked a series of questions to determine the program that provides the most appropriate eye care services.

Prevent Blindness America

Address:
211 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL  60606
Phone:
(800) 331-2020 (Toll Free)
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Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness America is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness America touches the lives of millions of people each year.

VISION USA, American Optometric Association

Address:
243 N Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO  63141
Phone:
(800) 766-4466 (Toll Free)
(314) 991-4101 (Fax)
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If you do not qualify for government aid or private health care assistance that covers the cost of routine eye or vision care, VISION USA can help. VISION USA provides basic eye health and vision care services free of charge to uninsured, low-income people and their families. VISION USA was established in 1991 by AOA doctors of optometry who donate their services.

Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University

Address:
16701 S.E. McGillivray Blvd. 
Vancouver, WA  98683-3485
Phone:
(360) 260-7132
(360) 260-5523 (Fax)
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At the Casey Eye Institute, every member of our team is dedicated to a single mission: to promote the best possible eye health for you through education, research, clinical leadership and service to the community. Casey is a world-recognized academic regional eye center that attracts top specialists from around the globe. We are known for developing and utilizing the very latest treatments and technologies. There are several locations,including two in Washington.

Lions-Vosh Eye Clinic at the Millionair Club Charity

Address:
2515 Western Ave
Seattle, WA  98121-1307
Phone:
(206) 728-5627
(206) 441-9736 (Fax)
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Free eye exams and glasses available every Thursday morning by a group of volunteer opticians and optometrists. Glasses take approximately one week to make up. Make appointments by phone or show up Thursday at 7:45 am to be put on the stand-by list. Must bring valid state identification and be 18 or older.

Optometric Physicians of Washington

Address:
555 116th Ave. NE, #166
Bellevue, WA  98004-5205
Phone:
(425) 455-0874
(425) 646-9646 (Fax)
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he Optometric Physicians of Washington (OPW) is the professional association of Washington State optometric physicians affiliated with the American Optometric Association. The OPW is comprised of approximately 450 private, corporate and HMO optometric physicians. The mission of the Optometric Physicians of Washington is to enhance the vision care and eye health of the public

The Optometric Center of Seattle

Address:
124 21st Ave.
Seattle, WA  98122-5912
Phone:
(206) 325-1100
(206) 324-7641 (Fax)
About:
Non-profit clinic provides optometric vision care and glasses to low income persons. There is a sliding fee scale for exams. Medical coupons accepted. Located in the basement of the New Hope Baptist Church. Open Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Address:
2033 6th Ave, Suite 1100
Seattle, WA  98121
Phone:
(206) 441-9762 Ext. 3029
(800) 552-0612 Ext. 3029 (Toll Free)
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The Washington Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons is an organization comprised of medical doctors uniquely trained in the medical and surgical care of the eye. WAEPS serves the educational and professional needs of its member ophthalmologists and is devoted to promoting the health and well-being of the citizens of Washington. Need to find an ophthalmologist in your area? We can help you find an eye doctor!

Low Vision Gateway

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The Low Vision Gateway was created to be your starting point to access information and resources on the World Wide Web related to the fields of vision loss, vision impairment, blindness, low vision aids, and low vision rehabilitatiom.