The Seniors EyeCare Program (SEP) ensures that every senior has access to medical eye care and promotes annual, dilated eye exams. It raises awareness about age-related eye disease, including cataracts, provides free eye care educational materials and facilitates access to eye care.
The SEP is designed for people who: - Are US citizens or legal residents
- Are age 65 and older - Have not seen an ophthalmologist in three or more years - Do not have eye care insurance through an HMO or the VA
Those eligible will receive an exam and up to one year of treatment at no out-of-pocket cost.
To determine if you, a family member or friend qualify for an SEP referral, you may call the help line. More than 90 percent of the care made available through EyeCare America is provided at no out-of-pocket cost to the patients.
Also available is Diabetes EyeCare Program which promotes annual, dilated eye exams for people with diabetes, and Glaucoma EyeCare Program that promotes early detection and treatment of glaucoma.