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

CareOregon 
Help for you to enroll in the Oregon Health Plan.
Website 
503-416-4100

Compassion Connect Clinics
Health fairs throughout the year across the nation. Often with vision care. 
Website
971-231-4823

• Elks Preschool (3-5 years old) Vision Screening Program
Screenings for children between 3 and 5 years old. 
Website 
503-494-3000

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

Legacy Devers Eye Institute 
Clinical eye services with financial aid if you qualify. 
Website 
800-495-7076 

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. 
Website 
503-494-8505

Oregon Health Plan (OHP) 
Health care coverage for working families, children, pregnant women, single adults and seniors. 
Website
 800-336-6016

OHSU Casey Eye Institute Community Outreach
Vision services with partners across Oregon. Learn how to apply for a Prevent Blindness Vision Service Providers (VSP) Eyes of Hope Gift Certificate for help with exams and/or eyeglasses. Learn more here.
503-418-1698

• OR Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation 
     o Patient Care Program
     Helps Oregonians get the sight and hearing surgery or treatments they need but cannot afford.
     Website
     971-270-0203
     o Mission Cataract Program
     Free cataract surgeries if you lack the means to pay for it or do not have qualifying insurance.
     Website 
     503-413-7399
     o School Vision Screening Program
     Website 
     503-413-7399
     o KEX Kids Fund 
     Free eye exams, glasses and/or hearing aids for students
     Website 
     503-413-7399

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. 
Website 
503-352-2500

Pacific College of Optometry Community Outreach
Mobile vision screening clinic 
Website 

Project Access Now
Connects low-income, uninsured people with donated health services. Serving the Portland metro tri-county region. 
Website
503-345-6553

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.
Website 
844-698-2311

Eyeglasses

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.
Website 

OneSight’s Eyeglass Referral Program
Free glasses if you are eligible.
Website 

OR Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation 
    o KEX Kids Fund
    Free eye exams, glasses and/or hearing aids for students.
    Website
    503-413-7399
    o Lions EyePromise Optical Lab
    Sliding scale fee for glasses.
    1010 NW 22nd Avenue, #144, Portland, OR 97210
    503-413-7399

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Find patient assistance programs.
Website

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

Vision health, financial and other resources

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

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

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. 
Website

Prevent Blindness
www.preventblindness.org/fact-sheets  
    o Vision Care Financial Assistance Information 
    Resources for vision health, such as educational flyers and vision care financial assistance.
    Website 
    o Factsheets
    Website 
    o Healthy Eyes Training Series
    Health presentations for health educators, outreach workers, public health professionals, etc.
    Website 
    o Diabetes + the Eyes
    Toolkit with educational materials on diabetes and how it affects eye health. 
    Website

The Glaucoma Community
Community-oriented tools for people with glaucoma, including: a personalized newsfeed, moderated social wall, automatic translation into 7 languages, and a way to easily collect and print your key medical information in a secure format.
Website