Help For Seniors Who Need Eyeglasses

Are there any services that could help a diabetic senior, that is blind in one eye, get eyeglasses?

By ma5 from San Jose, CA

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July 20, 20090 found this helpful

You could contact your local Area Agency on Aging. Scroll down a bit for listings in California.

http://www.n4a.org/about-n4a/?fa=aaa-title-VI

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July 20, 20090 found this helpful

Oh, yes. Find your local Lions Club. They provide glasses free I believe. I used to go out with a guy who belonged to

that group and they did then.

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July 21, 20090 found this helpful

The Lions Club has a box outside grocery stores in my state to recycle eye glasses . They recyle the frames and replace the lens for people who can not afford glasses. Contact the lyons club in your state.

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July 22, 20090 found this helpful

This is not necessarily for seniors, but for anyone in these hard times! If you can manage to get your examination and your Rx, you can order glasses very cheaply online. I have had excellent results with www.zennioptical.com. My family and I will never pay high prices for eyeglasses again! I get a complete pair with progressive lenses for about $30 compaired to $200-$300 or more from my optician.

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July 22, 20090 found this helpful

I, also, use http://zennioptical.com. I have been using them for years and they are great! I have ordered the $8 dollar, $20 and the $40 dollar and all have been fine. The $20 frames are nice as they have the nicer hinges.

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July 22, 20090 found this helpful

Start Google searches, because I know that many organizations do this. I want to say Lens Crafters collects glasses as well. The only thing is that blindness may not be stopped or reversed with glasses. I would say that the Aging committees offer some info, but there is likely a diabetic care center nearby. Start by asking an MD, and then look around. Walmart's eye exams are pretty cheap (even though I hate Walmart), and optical quality frames can be bought for really next to nothing. Buying online is tough, because of the fit. check out your local optometrists, because they always have frames that are discontinued, and they could do a better job regarding sight. I don't know when vision became a luxury on insurance plans. I don't want to drive with people who can't see!

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July 23, 20090 found this helpful

If your friend is a veteran, he can get one free pair of eyeglasses a year at any veteran's hospital.

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August 17, 20090 found this helpful

I like using http://www.clearlylenz.com which has some nice discount glasses. I believe they start at around $30 for their prescription glasses. Zenni is even cheaper I've heard.

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December 27, 20120 found this helpful

MA5 from San Jose, I have the same problem and my eye doctor told me to go to the Dollar Store and buy a pair of 325 glasses for one dollar. They work great. Also got a pair of glasses for my computer this was a hit and miss but it works.

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