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EyeCare America, a program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, provides eye care through volunteer ophthalmologists at no cost to seniors who qualify.

If you are 65 or older, a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and you haven’t had an eye exam in three or more years, you may be eligible for a free eye exam and up to one year of eye-care services at no out-of-pocket cost. Uninsured individuals at risk for glaucoma may also qualify for a free glaucoma exam.

Although Medicare does not cover eye care for most members, people who have a high risk of eye disease, such as those with diabetes and a family history of glaucoma, are eligible for routine eye exams.

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