Eye Care

There's a new state-of-the-art clinic with free dental and eye services for uninsured adults and children in Richland and Lexington counties. WellPartners Dental and Eye Health offers oral examinations, cleanings, fillings and even tooth extractions. They also offer vision exams, prescriptions, glaucoma screening and eyeglasses

The South Carolina Eye Care Initiative program was established to provide quality vision care to low-income, uninsured working adults 18 years old and older in South Carolina. 

Volunteer optometrists from the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association perform complete eye exams and, if necessary eyeglasses with single vision or bifocal lenses all for a fee of only $35.

The program continues to grow, and the initiative serves residents in, Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties.  Residents of Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, and Newberry counties should call Richland Care at (803) 296-2220 for appointments or click here for more information.

How the Program Operates

VISION USA provides free eye exams to eligible, low-income individuals. Services are donated by volunteer optometrists who are members of the American Optometric Association and may be limited in some areas.

The following states participate in the VISION USA program:

Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia.

Click Here for a List of Referral Agencies

Under this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. Click here to learn more and locate a doctor in your area who can provide the free infant assessment.

Mission Cataract USA offers free cataract surgery to people of all ages who have no means to pay.

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