August is National Eye exam month. Roughly 11 million Americans need some form of vision correction. Even if you don’t need glasses, regular eye exams can help catch eye diseases early. Many eye diseases can result in blindness or vision impairment down the road. Older adults should have an eye exam once every two years. When was the last time you had an eye exam?
Low-Cost Community Resources
- Hope Clinic– offers free eye exams, glaucoma screenings, and eyeglasses. Call (734) 436-1186 for more information.
- Lions of Michigan– help with buying eyeglasses. There are Lions Clubs in Ann Arbor, Dexter, and Saline.
- University of Michigan MI-SIGHT Program- helps people with limited access to vision care get free eye disease screenings and free or low-cost eyeglasses. Click here to learn more.
Visit the Senior Resource Connect Online Senior Resource Directory to find vision impairment resources near you.