ODH Vision Resources - Ohio Department of Health

Amblyope Registry
Statewide program designed to serve the needs of Ohio’s children with
amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, their families and eye doctors. It is a
voluntary registration program to increase knowledge about amblyopia, its
treatment and prevention. The Ohio Amblyope Registry provides free eye patches
for the treatment of amblyopia, as well as case management services, free
literature about amblyopia and causes, and other important services to help
families of children with amblyopia.
(877) 808-2422
Children with Medical
Handicaps Program
BCMH is an Ohio Department of Health (ODH) program that links families of
children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers and
helps families obtain payment for the services their children need. Services may
include eye exams, glasses and specialty vision care.
(800) 755-4769
(614) 466-1700
InfantSEE is a program whereby optometrists provide free eye and vision
assessments for infants within the first year of life regardless of a family's income
or access to insurance coverage.
(888) 396-3937
Lions Clubs
Organization that aims to meet the needs of communities on a local and global
scale including sight conservation programs.
(630) 571-5466
Local Health
Agencies that provide health care services and referrals to the local/county/city
(614) 466-3543
Medicaid provides health care coverage to certain individuals with limited income.
In Ohio, a person is entitled to free or low-cost Medicaid health care coverage if
they meet specific income and eligibility requirements. Eye exams and eyeglasses
are covered every 12 – 14 months depending on age.
(800) 324-8680
Goggle Program
A program, funded by the Ohio Department of Health Save Our Sight Fund, which
provides qualified children a free pair of prescription sports goggles.
(614) 466-5274
Save Our Sight
Vision Health and
Safety Education
Free educational programs offered to stress the importance of eye safety, eye
health and eye protection. Educational programs include in-classroom programs,
interactive vision learning stations in public libraries, health fairs, websites and
(614) 466-5274
Sight for Students
Sight for Students is a Vision Service Plan (VSP) charity that provides free vision
exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. The program operates
nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in
need and VSP network doctors who provide eye care services.
(888) 290-4964
Ohio Department of
Health (ODH) Equipment
Loan Program
Vision screening equipment kits are available for loan and include materials for
screening set up, and testing distance visual acuity, stereopsis, ocular muscle balance
and color vision. An agreement must be in place with the Ohio Department of
Health before use and equipment can be obtained at various locations throughout
the state. Requests for loan kits must be made online.
(614) 644-0139
Ohio Department
of Health (ODH)
Vision Screening Program
Vision Screening program provides technical assistance to those communities
seeking access to vision care. Staff can be contacted to work with local health
officials to develop sustainable models of care and link families to care within
their communities.
(614) 644-0139
A program provided by doctors of optometry that provides basic eye health and
vision care services free of charge to uninsured, low-income people and to families
that do not qualify for government aid or private health care assistance.
(800) 766-4466
Prevent Blindness
Ohio's Vision Care
Outreach Program
[email protected]
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A program provided by Prevent Blindness Ohio that provides comprehensive eye
care (eye exam, glasses and aftercare) for medically indigent children and adults.
Retailers in your area may provide free or reduced eye exams and glasses. Check your local listings.