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All About Vision

Provides free eye exams and glasses for individuals including infants, students, and adults as well as discussing eye services available through Medicaid, the Child Health Insurance Program, and Medicare.

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Infant See Program

InfantSEE®, a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares® – the American Optometric Association Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service.

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KanLovKids/KS State School for the Blind

The KanLovKids Project offers Low Vision Collaborative Clinics for children able to read an eye chart with letters, numbers, or pictures and tell the doctor what they see, and Low Vision Collaborative Clinic+ for infants, toddlers, & school-aged children with alternative communication and complex learning needs. All services are supplementary to the child/student’s primary eye care provided by their local ophthalmologist and/or optometrist.

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Kansas Lions Sight Foundation and Lions Clubs

Local clubs offer help for vision services such as eye exams, glasses, vision screenings, and eyeglass recycling. Clubs also provide health programs to control and prevent diabetes and diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of vision loss among working adults.

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Kansas Optometric Association

KOA Low Vision Committee members are available to assist with questions from members at any time. In addition, the Low Vision Committee has a presentation on Low Vision Care available for use by any KOA member. The Committee also has a speakers’ bureau that can be called upon for events across the state. For a listing of optometrists who specialize in low vision, visit the website and click on Resources for the Low Vision Resource Guide.

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Vision Center

Kansas State School for the Blind

1100 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 305-3000

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