Volunteer ophthalmologists provide comprehensive medical eye exams and up to one year of care at no out-of-pocket cost for any disease diagnosed during the initial exam. Program also provides glaucoma eye exams; if deemed necessary by the doctor during the exam, treatment can be initiated.

Does not assist with prescription drugs, hospital services, or fees of other medical professionals. Does not provide eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglass/refraction exams (the prescription part of exam), or cover the cost of glasses.
655 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Eligibility: US citizens or legal residents who do not belong to an HMO or receive eye care benefits through the VA.

Comprehensive medical eye exam: Age 65 and older who have not seen an ophthalmologist (medical eye doctor) in 3 or more years.

Glaucoma exam: Individuals determined to be at increased risk for glaucoma (by age, race, and family history) who have not had an eye exam in 12 months or more.
Hours: Website: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (877) 887-6327 Toll-free
Email Address: [email protected]
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Visit website to go through online referral process. If eligible, referral letter will be mailed within 1-2 weeks.
FEES: Comprehensive medical eye exam: Accepts Medicare and/or other insurance reimbursement as payment in full (co-payments will be waived); free for patients without insurance

Glaucoma exam: Individuals with insurance will be billed for the exam and are responsible for any co-payments; free for patients without insurance
DOCUMENTS: Copy of EyeCare America referral letter should be presented to doctor's office at the appointment
AREA SERVED: Nationwide
  • Eye Examinations
  • Eye Screening
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