Monday, October 29, 2012

Protective Eyewear for Ohio Kids in Sports, and Other Financial Help for Vision

Ran across an interesting bit of financial help in Ohio for kids participating in sports.  The Ohio Ophthalmological Society has a program, Play Hard, Don't Blink that provides free eye protective gear for kids within 300% of the poverty level.  This includes prescription goggles to individual children, and free nonprescription eyewear (baseball/softball batting helmets and nonprescription goggles) to teams.  For more information, contact them at (614) 527-6799.

Also in the news, according to Julie's List, Medicaid as of October 2012, now covers one eye exam and one pair of eyeglasses every two years.  There may be a copay of $2. 

For more financial help in vision nationwide, including eyeglasses, exams, and surgery, visit the National Eye Institute's page on various types of financial resources in vision care.

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