For Consumers

Vision and hearing programs

Vision exams and treatment

Lions Club International (www.lionsclub.org) - A local Lions Club in or near where you live may sponsor a program that provides you with help to buy eyeglasses and health-related services.

Prevent Blindness.org (www.preventblindness.org) - Offers a listing of low-cost vision-care resources.

SightConnection (www.sightconnection.org) (formerly Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted) - Provides vision services in King, Snohomish and Skagit counties, along with limited low-vision services in Kitsap County.

Hearing exams and treatment

Lions Club International (www.lionsclub.org) - A local Lions Club in or near where you live may sponsor a program that provides you with help to buy hearing aids and health-related services.

Starkey Hearing Foundation (www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org) - The foundation's Hear Now Program helps people who live in the U.S. who are deaf or hard of hearing, and have no other resources to get hearing aids