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Vision Resources

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Resource Lists

Provides a detailed listing of free and low cost health care clinics, vision and dental care; and a listing of free and low cost prescriptions, including local pharmacy programs, discount cards and more. They also provides a detailed listing of community resources for pregnant women, families and children.

InfantSEE

The American Optometric Association provides free eye exams for infants between 6 and 12 months of age regardless of a family’s income or access to insurance coverage. Visit the website or call to find a local participating optometrist.
(888) 396-3937 Toll-free
infantsee.org

Lutheran Social Services (LSS)

Serves: Single Adults & Families
Offers services to provide for the basic needs of all people, including shelter, affordable housing for seniors, food, health care, case management, veteran services; support for women, men and their children escaping intimate partner violence, disaster response coordination and disaster preparedness training, transitional job training and more. They provide services in multiple counties in Ohio. Visit the website for detailed information about each program, location and contact information.
500 West Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 228-5200
24-hour crisis line (Domestic Violence): (614) 224-4663
lssnetworkofhope.org
Pantry Locations: lssnetworkofhope.org/foodpantries/services/pantry-locations
List of LSS Locations: lssnetworkofhope.org/contact-us/locations

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Ophthalmology/Eye Clinic

Offers routine and advanced care for children with visual impairments. They accept all major insurances (including Medicaid, Caresource and Molina) and provide financial assistance for patients without insurance who qualify.

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Outpatient Care Center
    555 South Eighteenth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 722-4075
  • Westerville Close to Home Center
    433 North Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, Ohio 43081
    (614) 224-6222
  • Dublin Close to Home Center
    5665 Venture Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017
    (614) 224-6222

nationwidechildrens.org/ophthalmology-eye-clinic

Ohio Association of Free Clinics (OAFC)

Offers a list of Ohio Free Clinics. Free clinic services vary, but may include primary care, prescription assistance, dental, vision, behavioral health and other specialties.
88 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 914-6458
ohiofreeclinics.org/who-we-are/clinic-map-test.html

Prevent Blindness Ohio

Provides free professional eye exams, follow-up care, education and eyewear to medically needy children, youth, families and uninsured adults, and more.
The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness
1500 West Third Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43212
(614) 464-2020 or (800) 301-2020
ohio.preventblindness.org

Stowe Mission of Central Ohio

A faith-based, non-profit organization that provide various services including, a community kitchen, tutoring, adult literacy and GED prep classes; school supply giveaway, Christmas toy giveaway, food pantry, pregnancy support; vision, dental, eye clinic, and healthcare with the Mount Carmel Mobile Medical Coach, and family events.
Physical Address: 888 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Mailing Address: PO Box 6341, Columbus, Ohio 43206

Superspecs (Free Sports Goggles)

Provides free eye gear (prescription goggles for sports and vocational school programs), baseball and softball batting helmets, and fielder masks to aid in prevention of eye injuries. These items are available to kids ages 3 to 18 years old and applications are available throughout the year.
Ohio Ophthalmological Society
5115 Parkcenter Avenue, Suite 200, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 527-6799
superspecs.org