Eye Clinic

Eye
Service provided in 2016:

  • Exam Total: 240
  • Glasses Total: 237
  • Ophthalmology or Other Provider Referral: 50

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. All services provided in the Eye Clinic are free for our guests.

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 Community Service Center

240-773-8260

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 301-273-3696.
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.