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Eye Clinic

Eye Service provided January – December 2013:

  • Exam Total: 265
  • Glasses Total: 241
  • Ophthalmology or
    Other Provider Referral: 66

Open Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

In 1999, The Eye Clinic was opened to address the acute need of the uninsured for vision testing, glaucoma screening, and prescription eyeglass service. Dr. Bernetta Davis is our resident physician. For volunteer opportunities Click here.

Eligibility to receive free eye care:

  • Must be an adult 18 years old or older.
  • Must be a resident of Montgomery County.
  • Household income must be below 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • Must not have medical insurance that covers vision care.
  • Must be referred by an authorized Montgomery County government or private nonprofit agency.

Referrals are accepted from caseworkers, social workers, and the following agencies:

Bethesda Cares
301-907-9244
DELAI
301-253-6929
MUM (Mid County)
301-929-8675
REAP (Assistant Program)
301-762-8682
UMAN (Upper County)
301-926-4422
WUMCO (Western Upper)
301-972-8481
TESS Regional Health Center
301-565-7675
Health and Human Services
240-777-1447
Avery Road Treatment Center
301-762-5613
Chase Partnership House
301-424-1380
Community Based Shelter
301-770-2413
Sophia House
301-770-5758
Casa of Maryland
301-270-8432
Community Vision
301-585-4471
What to do on the day of your appointment:

  1. Arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
  2. Bring photo ID.
  3. Bring an interpreter if you do not speak English.
  4. Check in with the Eye Clinic assistant.
  5. Complete the forms.

For more information, please call 301-587-0688.
While the Eye Clinic services are free, donations are appreciated. If you want to make a difference in the community, please consider donating your used pair of eyeglasses.

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