Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center

Accepts: Uninsured, Underinsured, Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid

Services: Vision Screenings, Women’s Health, Primary Care, Pediatric, Counseling/Mental Health, Health Education, Lab, Geriatric

Fees: Sliding scale of fees based on income

Languages: English, Spanish

Contact: 249 South 9th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, 412-697-3260 by appointment


The National Eye Institute

Many state and national resources regularly provide aid to people with vision problems. The National Eye Institute, which supports eye research, does not help individuals pay for eye care, but it does list programs that may provide assistance.


New Eyes for the Needy

New Eyes for the Needy purchases new prescription eyeglasses for low-income children in the U.S. through a voucher program. A New Eyes voucher typically covers only the cost of a basic pair of ­single or lined bifocal eyeglasses.


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