Center For The Visually Impaired

739 West Peachtree Street, N.W.

Atlanta, GA 30308

Phone: 1.404.875.9011

Fax: 1.404.607.0062


The mission of the Center for the Visually Impaired is to empower people impacted by vision loss to live with independence and dignity.  The center offers a variety of programs and classes for those living with vision loss.


Disability Connections (DC)

3695 Broadway

Macon, GA 31206

Phone: 1.478.741.1425 (Voice, SMS & Fax)

Toll Free: 1.800.743.2117


Disability Connections (DC) is a non-residential facility available to teach individuals with disabilities how to live a better life with dignity, respect and as a valued member of the community.  Services include informational resource referral, one-on-one peer support, systems advocacy, independent living skills training, transition, home accessibility modifications, assistive technology demonstration and loan, and durable medical equipment recycling.

DC serves the following counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson.


EyeCare America



EyeCare America is a national public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  It offers eye care to those who qualify.  In order to receive a referral, a client must go on the EyeCare America website to fill out a questionnaire.


Eyewear Gallery of Lake Oconee

109 Harmony Crossing

Suite 5

Eatonton, GA 31024

Phone: 1.706.484.2121



  • M – F (10:00am to 5:00pm)
  • Late appointments and Saturday appointment are available upon request

The Eyewear Gallery provides comprehensive eye examinations, office visits, surgical consultations, eye disease management and contact lens services.


Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation

5582 Peachtree Road

Atlanta, GA 30341

Phone: 1.404.325.3630

Toll Free: 1.800.718.7483

Main Fax: 1.404.636.5549

Hearing Program Fax: 1.770.406.6558

Vision Surgery Fax: 1.404.631.6441


Eye Exams & Eyeglasses

The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation has a mobile clinic that visits 26 sites through Georgia (Closest locations listed below).  At each clinic, qualifying individuals can receive a fully dilated eye exam and one pair of eyeglasses, which are produced at the GLLF Chamblee clinic.  The clinics allow the Lighthouse and its partners to diagnose and treat serious eye conditions before the client experiences permanent vision loss.

Patients can also receive follow-up care for chronic eye conditions, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.  Visit the website to apply.  Once an applicant has sent in their information, they will be contacted regarding their acceptance or denial in the program.

Eye Surgery

Surgery assistance provided for:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetes related vision loss

Requirements for eye surgery services:

  • Be a legal Georgia resident
  • Complete the online application process
  • Have no insurance or other way to pay for the required surgery
  • Meet financial guidelines


InfantSEE, developed by the American Optometric Association and The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc., is a public health program designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life.  InfantSEE feels so strongly about the importance of healthy vision that participating member optometrists will provide a no-cost comprehensive infant eye and vision assessment within the first year or life.


The following are participating optometrists:


Dr. Margaret Brya & Dr. Nadine Forche

Five Points Eye Care

698 South Milledge Avenue

Athens, GA 30605

Phone: 1.706.543.2020



Dr. Stuart Thomas

Thomas Eye Center

1077 Baxter Street

Suite 100

Athens, GA 30606

Phone: 1.706.549.7757



New Eyes For The Needy

Phone: 1.973.376.4903


New Eyes For The Needy purchases new prescription eyeglasses for U.S. residents.  Individuals cannot apply for the program themselves.  The online application is only accessible to social service agencies who apply on behalf of their clients.


Prevent Blindness Georgia

Phone: 1.404.537.4987


Prevent Blindness Georgia provides retinal screenings for adults at risk for glaucoma and other aging eye diseases, free eye exams, and free or low-cost glasses in many areas of the state.


Vision USA

Phone: 1.800.766.4466


VISION USA was established in 1991 to provide basic eye examinations to Americans in need.  If you need an eye exam and do not have insurance and cannot afford one, work with your social worker, case worker, charitable organization or agency to submit an application on your behalf.  Applications can be found online and MUST be submitted by a referral agency.


Walmart Vision Center

201 Walmart Drive

Eatonton, GA 31024

Phone: 1.706.485.7955