Vision Health Resources

Programs and resources to help you see better

Dr. Lauer examines a participants eye
Casey Community Outreach Program volunteer Dr. Lauer examines a participant in the mobile unit.

Exams, screenings and follow-up care

Help for you to enroll in the Oregon Health Plan

InsureKids Now
Information on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Legacy Devers Eye Institute 
Clinical eye services with financial aid if you qualify

OHSU Financial and Medicaid Services 
Help for uninsured and under-insured OHSU patients who qualify for state and/or federal medical assistance programs. They can help you with the application process.

OR Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation

  • Patient Care Program
    Helps Oregonians get the sight and hearing surgery or treatments they need but cannot afford.
  • Mission Cataract Program
    Free cataract surgeries if you lack the means to pay for it or do not have qualifying insurance.
  • School Vision Screening Program
  • KEX Kids Fund 
    Free eye exams, glasses and/or hearing aids for students

Pacific University EyeClinic Portland
Accepts most vision and medical insurance plans including Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield (depending on plan), and Oregon Health Plan/Care Oregon Plan (Plus and Standard). If you have financial need and do not have insurance, they offer reduced fee and other payment options. 

Pacific College of Optometry Community Outreach
Mobile vision screening clinic 

Project Access Now
Connects low-income, uninsured people with donated health services. Serving the Portland metro tri-county region.

VA Vision Care
If you qualify for VA health care benefits, you may be able to get some or all of your vision care through VA.


New Eyes
Social service and other agencies can request an eyeglass voucher for their clients. The voucher is for a basic pair of single or lined bifocal lenses.

OR Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation 

  • KEX Kids Fund
    Free eye exams, glasses and/or hearing aids for students.
  • Lions EyePromise Optical Lab
    Sliding scale fee for glasses.
    1010 NW 22nd Avenue, #144, Portland, OR 97210

Website where you can search for free glasses if you have a current prescription.

Vision health, financial and other resources

American Academy of Ophthalmology 
Advocate for patients and the public, leading education and advancing the profession of ophthalmology.

National Eye Institute
Conducts and supports research, training, sharing health information and other programs. Part of the National Institutes of Health.

Oregon Commission for the Blind
Services for if you have vision loss and need specialized training and support to live a full and productive life. 

Prevent Blindness