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EyeCare America

EyeCare America, one of the country’s leading public service programs, provides eye care through a pool of more than 4,600 volunteer ophthalmologists. Since 1985, EyeCare America has helped more than two million people. Ninety percent of the care provided is at no out-of-pocket cost to the patient.

Get Free or Low-Cost Eye Care

Eye care can be expensive. Free or low-cost eye exams and eyeglasses are available to Washington residents. Some health insurance plans also provide free vision screenings and help to cover eye care costs.

Your Primary
Care Doctor

The first and best place to find low-cost eye care is through your regular doctor, who may be able to refer you to low-cost eye care.

Your Local Pharmacy

Ask your pharmacist if they offer discounts on medicines or medicine delivery.

Your Current Eye Care Provider

For help financing care or treatment with an eye care provider, ask the provider directly for information about financial assistance programs for which you may qualify.

Local Colleges or Universities

Colleges and universities with ophthalmology or optometry programs often offer low-cost eye care.

Ophthalmology -
University of Washington


Optometry -
Pacific University

Community Health Centers

Some community health centers have an eye clinic and offer free or low-cost care.

King County Clinics

Project Access Northwest

Click here to find a CHC near you.

Please note that not all CHCs provide free eye care. Be sure to call ahead to make sure your CHC has the services you need.

The above information is provided courtesy of the National Eye Institute.
The NEI offers many additional resources to help Washingtonians pay for eye care.
Click below for a comprehensive list of those resources.

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