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EyeCare America - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

EyeCare America
655 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94109-1336
(877) 887-6327 (Local)
(415) 561-8567 (Fax)
eyecareamerica@aao.org
http://www.eyecareamerica.org/eyecare/

Brief Description

EyeCare America is a national public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Hours of operation: Mon - Fri 8 am to noon (PT) for administrative phone.
Geographic area served: Nationwide.

Staff

Betty Lucas, Director, pubserv@aao.org
Gail Nyman-York, Program Manager, gnyman-york@aao.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Information and Referral
    • Individuals can go to www.eyecareamerica.org and take an online questionnaire to see if they qualify for a referral to one of EyeCare America's 7,000 volunteer ophthalmologists nationwide or request free eye health educational materials.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Offers low vision services.

Services for Children

  • Support for Parents
    • Educates parents on how to recognize the symptoms of eye diseases and disorders in their children between newborn and 36 months of age through the Children's EyeCare Program (CEP). The CEP encourages parents who think their child has a vision or eye problem to have their child's eyes examined by their pediatrician, family physician or, if necessary, by an ophthalmologist.
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