Eye Grants

Our eyesight is very important to most people, and keeping one’s eyes healthy can make all of the difference when you are looking to enjoy the very highest quality of living possible, which is why you should be glad that there are two distinct kinds of eye grants available.

One kind of eye grants is to be found in individual grants to those persons who need special kinds of eye treatments as well as items such as glasses, contacts and laser eye surgery.  Grants for these kinds of things can help to defray excess expenses.

Another kind of eye grant comes from those organizations and government agencies that fund research for eye-related treatments.  Perhaps one of the most well-known of these is the National Eye Institute.  This institute provides grants for research funding as well as educational opportunities for optometrists as well as for their staff in all of the latest techniques.  This government funded program takes Federal Grant money and channels it towards those organizations that can best help local communities regarding eye-related issues.  For more information on these grant opportunities, please contact: National Eye Institute Funding

Other government funded agencies such as the AOA Healthy Eyes Healthy People State Association also provides grants for those who are looking to produce funding for activities for comprehensive community eye care, especially where it concerns the eye health of children and infants in lower income neighborhoods. More information regarding these particular kinds of programs can be found at: AOA Healthy Eyes Healthy People State Association About Page

Of course there are then private companies and organizations that also provide “grants” to patients who are looking for treatment.  What happens is that these grants are given to those who apply for them in order to cover part of the expense of the different eye-related procedures that are available.  Take for example such as the Medical Eye Center.  They ask for grant applications.  Most of the applications are honored and a reduced amount for a particular procedure is quoted.  This enables individuals to obtain the procedures at less than they would normally have to pay.  Keep in mind however that many procedures are not covered by traditional health care coverage systems, so that whatever amount is not covered by the “grant” will have to be paid out of pocket.  For information on the Medical Eye Center’s “grant” please see: Medical Eye Center’s Main Page

And finally, there are research funds that are given to specific institutions to do research regarding eye treatments or the prevention of blindness.  Look at the $100,000 grant that was given by the Department of Ophthalmology at Duke University School of Medicine in order to prevent blindness.

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded three distinct grants, totaling $190,000, to Duke Eye Center. These kinds of research grants are most often underwritten for the most part with funds from Government Grants.  These kinds of funds can do wonders for the research towards the prevention of blindness.  For information on this, you can refer to: Duke Health Grants For Blindness

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1 Comment to “Eye Grants”

  1. Melissa Osborne says:

    My daughter Marcya Grudzina, 48yrs. {with her permission] has had progressive myopia for years. In recent years she has progressed beyond 925 to 1000 deficit in sight from 20/20. She has attempted to wear contact at various points in this struggle. Never has been successful to any degree. Her vision has degenerated to the point that standard glasses do not permit anything close to performing vision. As a school teacher in a public high-school under a “controlled, “HMO, limited” she has that insurance. By definition of a vision condition where contact and standard glasses cannot correct to normal vision, the options are (1) replacement of lens and/or (2) lasik. My husband and I received lens replacement. The foregoing definition came form that experience. In my daughter’s case, lens replacement will NOT be considered or tested for through the HMO system. They have stated she is eligible for Lasik at her full cost, $4000. Her understanding none of the cost will be covered by the HMO. For a family of six, the HMO seemed to be the best answer, until now. Now what?

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