Last Updated: Friday, July 28, 2023

North Carolina Medical Eye Care Program

Department Health/Human Services -Division of Services for Blind (DSB)
101 Blair Drive
Main Service Center 2001 (use zip code 27699)
Raleigh, NC 27603

TEL: 866-222-1546

Alternate Phone: 800-662-7030
Program Website

Benefits Summary

Eye care program that helps prevent blindness caused by retinal disorders, cataracts, glaucoma etc. The Alternative Phone above is for Spanish speaking individuals.


Preventive and corrective services include: Payment for eye exams, eye glasses, treatment, and surgery for eligible residents. Also, children screenings, low-vision evaluations etc. Care is available in all counties in the state.

Eligibility Guidelines

North Carolina residents who: do not qualify for Medicaid; meet income criteria; and have a need for medical eye care services, such as pain or discomfort in the eyes, blurred vision, ophthalmological disorders etc. Contact program for details.

How to apply

Contact the Social Worker for the Blind at your local Department of Social Services (see list on website), or your Blind Services District Office (see list on website); or call number above.