Vision Assistance

Please call first to make an appointment and verify services.

The Brady Clinic

1755 S. Grand Blvd

St. Louis, MO 63104

314-256-3200

Must be referred by a caseworker

Clinic charges $135; unemployed and uninsured no charge

Center for Eye Care (UMSL)

Need referral from case worker, school district, or Lions Club Optometric Center

3940 Lindell

St. Louis, MO 63108

314-535-5016

University Eye Center

7800 Natural Bridge

St. Louis, MO 63121

314-516-5131

FOUNDATION ASSISTANCE

7342 Manchester Rd

St. Louis, MO 63143

314-645-1575

Care Optical

1015 N. Grand Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63106

314-535-2273

Under 45 yrs. – Exam & glasses starting at $89

Over 45 yrs. – Exam & glasses starting at $119

Eye Associates

5535 Delmar Blvd., Suite 509

St. Louis, MO 63112

314-367-7077

Must be referred by a clinic for free services

Family Care Health Center

401 Holly Hills Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63111

314-353-5190

Sliding scale fee on income - exam and glasses starting at $20

Grace Hill Murphy – O’Fallon Health Center

1717 Biddle St.

St. Louis, MO 63106

314-814-8700

Sliding scale fee on income

Exams and glasses

Myrtle Hillard Davis Comprehensive Health Center

5471 Dr. MLK Dr

St. Louis, MO 63112

314-367-5820

Sliding scale fee on income - $15 up front

Exams only

People’s Health Center

5701 Delmar Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63112

314-367-7848

Must be a patient - $50

Only open on Friday

South St. Louis Optical

6200 Chippewa

St. Louis, MO 63109

314-352-6100

Glasses only – adults and children starting at $99

Mercy Eye Care

6650 Chippewa

St. Louis, MO 63109

314-752-2679

Exams – adults and children starting at $85

Specials and sales including ½ off frames

Assistance Paying for Exam or Glasses

Please contact the following programs:

Vision USA

1-800-766-4466 – for adults & children, one person in the household must be working at least part time; application available at the American Optometric Association’s website.

Lion's Club

314-645-3500 if you live South of Hwy 64/40; 314-205-1980 if you live North of Hwy 64/40

One Sight Program

Used by Lenscrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical. For those without insurance, agencies (i.e. United Way, tax deferred agencies, and case workers) can write a letter saying client is in need of eye care. Stores that participate will provide free lenses and frames. Often the doctor will reduce the exam price or not charge at all. Lion’s Club can also determine eligibility and distribute vouchers for lenses and frames. Call the National Lion’s Club at 630-571-5466 ext 372. They will explain the voucher program. Lions Club of St. Louis – 314-645-3500 if you live South of Hwy 64/40; 314-205-1980 if you live North of Hwy 64/40