(1) The Lion's Eye Clinic can be found at Falls Community Health in downtown Sioux Falls.

If you don't have any medical insurance, and your income is very low, you may be eligible for a free visual evaluation.  Doctors from seven eye clinics in the community volunteer their time to conduct eye exams at no charge. If these patients need glasses, they'll receive vouchers to that optometrist's office to buy a pair for only $10.

Services are offered from 1pm to 4pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Participants are encouraged to go to Falls Clinic to sign-up in advance of their screening day.

Falls Community Health

521 N. Main Ave.

Sioux Falls, SD 57104-5947

Phone: 605-367-8793

(2) The South Dakota Lions Foundation has 40 certificates available for free eye exams and eyeglasses

To qualify, the patient must meet the following criteria.

  • Must be a South Dakota citizen with a Social Security number
  • Have a family income at or under 200% poverty level

  • NOT enrolled in Medicaid or any other insurance

  • Has not received assistance from the Lions clubs in the last 12 months

If you have someone that needs an eye exam and/or eyeglasses and meets the criteria above, please call Yvonne Ring at (605) 338-0551 or (888) 338-0551 to receive an application.

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