Eye care services are provided to all clients, regardless of age.
Eye care services include:
- an eye exam by a physician or optometrist;
- lenses and frames;
- frame parts, frame repairs, contact lenses, artificial eyes, and low-vision devices; and
- dispensing of optical materials and supplies.
NOTE: Trifocals and tinted lenses are not covered services.
The Department of Corrections (DOC) provides lenses and frames. HFS does not pay for lenses or frames from a source other than the DOC.
Clients under age 21 can obtain new or replacement glasses as often as needed without prior approval.
Clients age 21 and over can obtain a 2nd pair of eyeglasses only in the event the original glasses are lost or broken beyond repair.