About the Program

In an effort to support our mission of restoring vision, VisionFirst offers the Ocular Surgery & Treatment Assistance Program that helps many Indiana residents receive needed financial assistance. Indiana residents who are without insurance and are ineligible for government aid can apply for support under the VisionFirst assistance program.


Expenses Covered by the Program

This program is intended to cover ocular surgery and treatment for individuals who are no longer legal to drive (20/50 in each eye) without such surgery or treatment.  Services and treatments include, but are not limited to:

  • Cornea transplants
  • Cataract surgery
  • Laser treatment related to diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Physician visits
  • Diagnostic testing

Applying to the Program

Those requesting assistance should contact their local Lions Club to begin the process.  Applicants must complete and return an application for the assistance program.  Local Lions/Lioness Club sponsors will work with a VisionFirst Trustee to complete all information.  Once the application is complete, the  VisionFirst Trustee will make a recommendation to the President/CEO and the Board of Directors to determine eligibility.  Applicants will be notified of the decision.


Supporting the Program

Financial support for our assistance program is made possible through numerous contributions from corporations, medical professionals and individuals who are committed to sight restoration.