Providing Free Eye Exams to Low-Income Uninsured Individuals in North Carolina.

More than 46 million low-income individuals in the United States cannot afford the cost of routine eye care or do not have the health insurance that covers such exams.

If you need an eye exam, do not have insurance and cannot afford one, work with your social worker, case worker, charitable organization or agency to submit an application on your behalf for VISION USA services in North Carolina.

Applicant Instructions:
To apply for VISION USA services in North Carolina, applicants must work with a social service agency, ie: charitable organization, social worker, case worker, community health agency to review and submit an application.   

  1. Obtain a paper application and complete the front side.
  2. Locate a Social Service Agency – or work with a charitable organization, social worker, case worker, community health agency in your community.
  3. Contact the social service agency and explain that you are needing their assistance submitting an application for vision care services through VISION USA. Detailed instructions for your social service agent are located on the back of application.
  4. Work with your social service agent to verify your eligibility and submit application to VISION USA in North Carolina. 

Social Service Agent Instructions:
Applicants require assistance from a charitable organization, social worker, case worker, community health agency in their community to submit an application on their behalf. Social service agents verify client’s eligibility and then submit an application electronically to VISION USA in North Carolina using a hyperlink provided by our office.

  1. Complete an Application for VISION USA Services in North Carolina with your client verifying that they are eligible for services.
  2. You can either email forms to [email protected], fax forms to (919) 977-6965 or mail forms to 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 920, Raleigh, NC 27601. 
  3. You will receive a confirmation email including an expected application processing date.
  4. Once the application is processed, you will receive an email including the name and contact information of a participating VISION USA provider to share with your client. Provide a copy of this email to client within 10 days of receipt.
  5. If eligible, staff matches the applicant with a doctor within a 25‐mile radius from their home.
  6. Client to call and schedule their VISION USA appointment within 45 days.

Applications MUST be submitted by a social service agency. See “Find a Social Service Agency” section to find a social service agent.

Download an application

Provider Information:
If you are a member and looking to participate in VISION USA as a provider, please fill out our VISION USA Participation Form.