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Vision Assistance

Since 1997 People In Need, Inc. of Delaware County Ohio (PIN) has been providing Emergency Vision Care assistance for eye exams and the purchase of prescription eyeglasses to residents of Delaware County Ohio.  Residents of Delaware County are referred to us from several areas: schools, churches, other charitable organizations and individuals.

Our strategy for implementing a successful program has been to partner with local optometrists/ophthalmologists that are familiar with our agency and this specific program. The doctors agree to be as cost effective as possible to ensure that the maximum number of clients receive care. The doctors also agree to accept our voucher system of reimbursement and often provide services for less than retail costs.


A Delaware County resident who seeks financial assistance with an eye exam and prescription eyeglasses is instructed to make an appointment with one of our many participating optometrists or ophthalmologists.  An appointment with PIN is scheduled and the client is required to bring a picture identification and proof of their Delaware County address.  After completing an application for assistance and a brief assessment, the client is issued a voucher to give to the doctor at the scheduled appointment. The client’s file is documented with the date and type of service received. We limit this service to once in a lifetime for each client. The doctor executes the voucher and returns it to PIN for payment.