How to Qualify – LSH Sight Services

LSH helps qualified individuals who live in our California Service Area and meet our guidelines. See if you or a loved one qualifies for funding for cataract surgery, as well as for retinal detachment and other eye issues.

LSH Service Area

Have you lived in one of the 12 California counties listed below for the past three years (36 months)? 

  1.        Imperial
  2.        Inyo
  3.        Kern
  4.        Los Angeles
  5.        Mono
  6.        Orange
  7.        Riverside
  8.        San Bernardino
  9.        San Diego
  10.      San Luis Obispo
  11.      Santa Barbara
  12.      Ventura

Who Should Apply

  • People who have an eye condition that may benefit from one of the sponsored surgeries or procedures and lack health insurance but earn too much to qualify for Medi-Cal or other similar programs.


  • People who have an Adjusted Gross Annual Income (AGI) between $17,600 and $30,000.

What You Need

  • Verification of Identity – social security card, driver’s license, passport, or visa.
  • Verification of Residency  – utility bills, telephone bills or rental agreement with your name and address.
  • Health Insurance documentation or written explanation of lack of coverage.
  • Doctor’s eye exam or report showing the diagnosis, or contact LSH for help finding a doctor to obtain a diagnosis.

Apply Today

CALL for Application:     
EMAIL for Application
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EMAIL Application to:
FAX Application to: 
MAIL Application to:   
    3450 East Spring St. #212
    Long Beach, CA 90806

Questions about Applying?


LSH does not provide funding for eyeglasses or contact lenses.

The following organizations may be able to help:


1 billion people worldwide suffer from vision loss and lack access to vision care. For many of them, vision can be restored with a simple pair of glasses.


California Lions Friends in Sight provides free vision screenings and recycled eyeglasses along with other programs to help with sight concerns.

CA Vision Foundation

CA Vision Foundation helps to provide low-income or uninsured families and individuals with free comprehensive eye exams and glasses in California.


California Optometric Association (COA) promotes the benefits of vision health and getting an annual comprehensive eye exam.
How To Qualify