The Lions of Indiana have an ocular surgery assistance program administered by VisionFirst.

Community residents who are without insurance and are ineligible for government aid can apply for help through the assistance program.

Some of the requirements include: A recent eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist to show the need for the surgery, a complete application (available from the contact given below), and a copy of the applicant’s most recent tax return.

Once the application is completed it can be forwarded to Richard McKellar, Zionsville’s VisionFirst trustee, and then will be forwarded to the Ocular Assistance Committee for review.

Some services not covered will be discussed with the applicant at the appropriate time.

If the application is approved, the applicant will be contacted and referred to a surgeon that works with the program.

McKellar can be contacted by phone at 317-769-2427 or by email at macagcon@tds.net.

All contact and/or correspondence will be confidential.

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