Other Non-Medi-Cal Eye
Care Services

  • The California Optometic Association operate the charity-based California Vision project (CVP), which provides exams and glasses for adults and children. A $10 application fee is required. There are volunteer CVP providers in Bakersfield, Wasco, Delano, Taft and Tehachapi. There is typically a waiting period for those who qualify. Visit: http://www.californiavision.org/
  • Local schools partner with Sight for Students, founded by Vision Service Plan (VSP), and issue gift certificates for eye exams and glasses to eligible low-income, uninsured children. Visit: http://www.sightforstudents.org/
  • The Lions Clubs International has a history of providing vision-related assistance. Services vary by chapter and are commonly referred by a school nurse. Visit: http://www.lionsclubs.org/
  • New Eyes for the Needy issues gift certificates for eye exams and glasses to eligible low-income, uninsured adults and children. Visit: http://www.neweyesfortheneedy.org/
  • Low-income, uninsured families may qualify for discounts on vision care through the sliding scale fee program at Omni Family Health (OFH). Contact Oildale OFH optical office at 661-772-5213 or Wasco OFH optical office at 661-759-2232 for more information.
  • ADVANCE CENTER for EYECARE
    1701 Westwind Dr., Ste. 101
    Bakersfield, CA 93301
    (661) 215-1006
    Non-profit eye clinic, provides vision care for the uninsured & underinsured. Routine eye exams, glasses & contact lens prescriptions and eye surgery and disease management.
    www.acecares.org

This is a non-inclusive list of vision and eye care providers in Kern County. The Kern County Public Health Services Department does not endorse any providers. Check the phone book for additional resources.

Medi-Cal Vision Care Program

Medi-Cal plays for these services if you are any age:

  • To see an eye doctor to test your eyes
  • To test for a prescription for eyeglasses
  • To test for a prescription for contact lenses if you have eye diseases
  • To check the health of yoru eyes
  • To check to see if you have low vision

www.dhcs.ca.gov/provgovpart/pharmacy/Pages/VisionDr.aspx

 

What things will Medi-Cal NOT pay for?

Medi-Cal will not pay for these if you are 21 years of age or older (except in some cases):

  • New eyeglasses or to fix your glasses
  • Contact lenses
  • Things that will help you see better (like magnifying glasses)

 

What are the exceptions?

Medi-Cal will pay for eyeglasses, contact lenses or other things to help you see better for only theses people:

  • Pregnant women; and only if your doctor says that not having them will be harmful to your baby or pregnancy
  • Children or people less than 21 years old who have full Medi-Cal
  • People who live in a nursing home

 

Child Health & Disability Prevention
Program (CHDP)

1800 Mount Vernon Ave.

Bakersfield, CA 93306

Phone (661) 321-3000

Toll-Free (800) 974-2717

 

Medi-Cal
Eye Care

Providers

 

 

 

 

AND REDUCED FEE
VISION CARE SERVICES
RESOURCE GUIDE

 

 


BAKERSFIELD
Advanced Eye Center
1701 Westwind Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 215-1006
Eye Exam & Glasses
KHS, MC & Straight MC 

Bakersfield Eye
7508 Meany Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 589-9400
Eye Exam & Glasses
KHS-only
Spanish 

Bakersfield Optical
McGee, Jack Lee
3100 19th St., Ste. 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 322-3937
Glasses Only - Children
KHS & Straight MC 

California Retina
5329 Office Center Ct.
Ste. 120
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 325-4393
KHS & Straight MC 

Hillcrest Vision Center
Holiwell, Kevin, O.D.
4022 Niles St., Ste. A
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 872-7380
Eye Exams & Glasses
KHS & HN
Spanish
Ages 5+

 

 

 

 

Icon Eye Care
Nguyen, Alain, O.D.
3880 Gosford Rd. #200
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 396-7772
Eye Exams & Glasses
KHS & HN
Spanish
Ages 7+ 

Icon Eye Care
Nguyen, Alain, O.D.
3800 Niles St., Ste. 2
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 871-7770
Eye Exams & Glasses
KHS, HN & Straight MC
Spanish
Ages 7+ 

Ken's Optical
2022 N. Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 393-2020
Glasses only
Straight MC, KHS 

Suter, Penelope, O.D.
5500 Ming Ave, Ste. 175
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 832-8990
Eye Exams & Glasses
Straight MC 

Golden State Eye
Medical Group
Tawansy, Khaled, MD
Figazolo, Joseph, OD
1001 Tower Way, Ste. 150
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 327-4499
KHS, HN and Straight MC
in process
Ages 2 weeks +

 

Omni Family Health
525 Roberts Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 772-5213
Eye Exam & Glasses
KHS, HN & Straight MC
Spanish 

Ratty, Stephen O.D.
2222 E St., Ste. 1
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 327-2681
Eye Exams & Glasses
KHS, HN & Straight MC
Spanish
Ages 5+ 

William, Weisman O.D.
1415 - 18th St., Ste. 118
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 327-4888
Eye Exams & Glasses
KHS & HN
Spanish
Ages 6+

DELANO
DeDonato, Larry, O.D.
1429 Main St.
Delano, CA 93215
(661) 725-9771
Eye Exams
Straight MC & KHS
Spanish
Ages 6 months + 

Park Family Optometric Center
Park, Mark, O.D.
919 13th St.
Delano, CA 93215
(661) 725-3795
Eye Exams & Glasses
Straight MC, KHS & HN

 

 

RIDGECREST
Holmes, Victor, M.D
1541 N. China Lake Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 446-3800
Eye Exams only
Straight MC
Ages 3 months +
Spanish
Call: business hours vary 

Chen, Jennifer, O.D.
905 West Drummond
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-9709
Eye Exams & Glasses
KHS, HN & Straight MC
Spanish
Ages 5+

TEHACHAPI
Fagan, John, O.D.
Empire Eye and Laser
20231 Valley Blvd.,
Ste., G
Tehachapi, CA 93561
(661) 822-1212
Straight MC, KHS & HN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WASCO
Omni Family Health
2107 7th St.
Wasco, CA 93280
(661) 759-2235
KHS, HN & Straight MC
Eye Exam & Glasses
Spanish 

Renken, Wolfgang, O.D.
1301 7th St.
Wasco, CA 93280
(661) 758-6320
Eye Exams & Glasses
Straight MC, KHS, HN
German, Spanish
Ages 5+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MC = Medi-Cal
HN = Health Net
KHS = Kern Health Systems
(rev. 06.12.18)