Medical

*HEALTHCARE.gov

This web site from the Department of Health and Human Services explains the Affordable Healthcare Act (sometimes called Obama Care) and offers easy to use help for finding health insurance and care no matter what your circumstances.

Website: www.healthcare.gov

 

Posted in Insurance, Medical

American Foundation for the Blind

This site has a search engine to find organizations that provide services to the visually impaired and their families, as well as offering information about living with vision loss, technology and education.

Website: www.afb.org

Posted in Disability Resources, Medical

Eye Care America

A public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), this site offers information and tells you if you are eligible for free eye exams and eye care for up to one year. 

Website:  www.eyecareamerica.org

Phone:     800-222- EYES (3937)

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Lions Clubs International

Lions Clubs International helps people to receive eye care through local clubs.  Find a local club by using the “How do I request assistance?” button or the “local clubs” button.

 Website:   www.LionsClubs.org

Posted in Medical

Mayo Clinic

Life saving medical information and news is free.

Website: www.mayoclinic.com

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Mission Cataract USA

Mission Cataract USA is a program providing free cataract surgery to people of all ages who have no other means to pay. Surgeries are scheduled annually on one day, usually in May.

Website:  www.missioncataractusa.org

Phone:     800-343-7265

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National Alliance for Mental Illness

NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.  Its website has support, programs, educational materials and more.

Website:  www.nami.org

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New Eyes for the Needy

Purchases new prescription eyeglasses for needy children and adults. Applications for vouchers are available on the website.

 Website:  www.neweyesfortheneedy.org

Phone:     973-376-4903

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Paralyzed Veterans of America

While the site is for veterans, it also offers general information helpful to non-veterans on spinal cord disease and injury and legal rights.

Website: www.pva.org

Posted in Disability Resources, Medical

VISION USA

Vision USA provides free eye care to uninsured low-income workers and their families. From the home page, scroll down to the Public Health heading and then click on Vision USA.

 Website:  www.aoa.org

Phone:     800-766-4466

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