PM 20-13-00: Eye Care (TANF, AABD)

WAG 20-13-00.

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.