Eyeglasses Program Helping Dozens

MEDFORD, Ore. — A multi-organization partnership is helping Jackson and Josephine County residents get fitted for glasses.

The Southern Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Center is teaming up with Vision Service Plan and Prevent Blindness America to provide the funding.

Low-income residents who qualify will get one free eye exam and a pair of glasses. So far, organizers say many people are taking advantage of this new program.

“In the past, here at the sight and hearing center, we could help 12 folks a month with glasses and an exam. But this program has opened up an opportunity for us to serve whoever is in need,” said Executive Director Glory Cooper.

There is no word yet on how long this service will be available. For more information, call 541-779-3653.


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  1. Celeste Navrkal says:

    I only receive $122/week for unemployment. Would like to get an eye exam and a pair of glasses. Thank you for your help. Appreciate all that you guys are doing.


    Celeste Navrkal

  2. Shannon Endfinger says:

    If you could please contact me by phone I would appreciate it, since I don’t check my e-mail on a daily basis. My number is (541) 761-6127, I am so excited and looking forward to hearing from you and I hope I qualify for your services.

    Thank you for your time,

    Shannon Endfinger

  3. Ellie Tinsley says:

    I am on SSI and have Medicaid which does not offer glasses, am I eligible to recieve glasses and eye exam. it has been a couple years since I had new glasses and I cannot see out of my old ones very good now.

  4. pam karlas says:

    i could really use the glasses. no longer have insureance and would appreciate it.

  5. Lori Mason says:


    I receive 181.00 per week from unemployment ONLY. I would like to know if I qualify for an exam
    and a pair of glasses.

    Thank you so much.


  6. michelle merrill says:

    I have a bad eyes with astigmatism I don’t have any insurance and I need some glasses and a I exam please….I also have a very rare disease that affects my eyes.

  7. Newswatch 12 Staff says:

    For all those leaving comments under this article, it’s important that you call the number for more information, 541-779-3653. We don’t know if Southern Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Center will check this article to get in contact with you. It’s best that you just call the number.

  8. greg perry says:

    want to know if i qualify for assistance. i only make about 160 a week. greg @541 226 2134

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