North Western PA Optical Clinic is a privately funded program that provides income eligible persons with eyeglasses for a low of cost of $40. This includes lined bifocals. No-lines are available at an additional cost. They now offer transitions.
Qualifying for this program is strictly based on your household income. One person is $23,760, two is $31,2404, and it goes up by $7,480 for each additional person.
You will select your frames from many they have in stock and have them measured for your lenses. You pay for your glasses at this time in cash or money order. They are shipped to the lab for assembly and then sent back to you by U.S. mail directly to your home.
The base clinic site is at 903 Diamond St. in Williamsport, Pa. Through this site they run ten satellite locations in Renovo, Lock Haven, Dushore, Towanda, Scranton, Selinsgrove, Bloomsburg, Shamokin, Bellefonte, Blooming Grove, Tannersville and Wellsboro. They try to set up visits to these areas every six to eight weeks.
For dates, times and locations, call 1-800-901-1912.
The clinic will be coming to Career Link, located at 312 Main St. in Towanda, on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Walk-ins are welcome until 11 a.m.
You need to have your prescription and an appointment with them. Call 1-800-901-1912 or (570) 601-3399 for more information and to schedule an appointment.