Free cataract surgery is again available from The Eye Institute of Utah for those of all ages who are unable to pay. Eligible recipients will include those not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or third-party insurance.
Applications for the free surgery must be received by April 30 and may be obtained by calling Mission Cataract USA at 263-5775 or 1-800-987-3937. Patients will be screened for financial and medical need May 1-12. Surgery for successful candidates will be scheduled the following week at The Eye Institute of Utah, 755 E. 3900 South and will include a post-operative exam the following day.The institute participates each year in Mission Cataract USA, which involves more than 300 ophthalmologists in 120 clinics and hospitals nationwide.