The Virginia Eye Institute taking applications for free cataract surgery

01/30/2015 8:52 AM by

The Virginia Eye Institute is now accepting applications for its Annual Cataract Mission, an outreach program designed to help Virginians in need to receive free cataract surgery.

Eligibility criteria for the application-based program include visual impairment as a result of cataracts, lack of insurance (including Medicare Part A) and lack of financial means to pay for surgery.

Applications will be accepted through February 16, 2015 and screenings will be held Saturday, February 21, 2015, with the actual surgery occurring on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

Applications are available with the Patient Navigator at the East District Family Resource Center, 2405 Jefferson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23223 and/or online at



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