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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Blindness Education, Screening & Treatment (BEST)

Health and Human Services (HHS) -Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC)
4900 N. Lamar Blvd.
PO Box 13247
Austin, TX 78751

TEL: 512-424-6500


TTY#:512-424-6597
Email: BESTprogram@hhsc.state.tx.us
Program Website
 

Benefits Summary

Prevent blindness by providing financial assistance for treatment and screenings for urgently needed eye-medical treatment.
 

Benefits

Assists individuals with: diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, detached retina, or any other eye disease determined to be an urgent medical necessity by both applicant's doctor and DBS.
 

Eligibility Guidelines

At least age 18, not legally blind, uninsured resident of Texas who: does not have resources to pay for the prescribed treatment to prevent blindness; and has been certified as having a medically urgent eye condition that poses an imminent risk of permanent/significant visual loss if not treated.
 

How to apply

Apply by getting a recommendation from your ophthalmologist. See program web site for details.