Santa Barbara Vision Care

SEE’s Santa Barbara Vision Care (SBVC) is a program dedicated to providing eyecare to individuals who may not otherwise have access to these services in our local community.

The services we provide at these locations include eyecare screenings, comprehensive eye exams, and prescription glasses at no cost to the patient. Any necessary follow-up care, including surgeries, is based on eligibility requirements.

Goleta

By Appointment Only

Wednesdays

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(Alternating weeks)

Address:

5638 Hollister Avenue, Suite 130
Goleta, CA 93117

SBVC

Santa Maria

By Appointment Only

Tuesdays

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Every 3rd Friday of the Month

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Walk-in Vouchers and Glasses pick-up times:
Tuesdays 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Every 3rd Friday of Month 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Address:

327 Plaza Drive, Suite 1B
Santa María, CA 93454

SBVC

Oxnard

By Appointment Only

Every Other Friday

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Walk-in Vouchers and Glasses pick-up times:
Every Other Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Address:

435 N A Street
Oxnard CA, 93030

SBVC

Oxnard Westminster

Walk-ins Only

Tuesdays

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Check-in Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
First come, first served until all spots are filled.
Walk-in Vouchers and Glasses pick-up times:
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Address:

1800 South C Street
Oxnard, CA 93033

SBVC

Ventura

Walk-ins Only

Tuesdays

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Check-in Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
First come, first served until all spots are filled.
Walk-in Vouchers and Glasses pick-up times:
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Address:

155 S Oak Street
Ventura, CA 93001

SBVC

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How can I get free eyeglasses from Santa Barbara Vision Care?

A: If you have a valid prescription less than two years old, call us at 805-963-3303 to see if you are eligible for a free glasses voucher.

Note that all voucher requests must be made by phone, our main office is closed to visitors and patients.

Q: Does Santa Barbara Vision Care treat children?

A: Yes, SBVC accepts all children aged 5 and older, regardless of insurance status.

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Child holding stuffed animal receiveing eye care at Santa Barbara Vision Care (SBVC)

Eyecare Needs in the Community

SEE established the Santa Barbara Vision Care program in the mid-1980s. The need for free, comprehensive eyecare in our community was pressing then and has only increased with time. In addressing that need, we have provided essential eyecare services to over 75,000 members of our community.

Patients often find themselves having no choice but to deprioritize their own vision care. This is particularly true of individuals with inadequate or no access to healthcare services, forcing them to pick and choose what treatment they receive. SEE has responded to this increased need by seeking out opportunities to expand the range of care we provide, specifically to individuals we have not been able to help in the past.

 

Who Does Santa Barbara Vision Care Serve?

SEE’s mission is predicated on caring for underserved and often uninsured individuals. Santa Barbara Vision Care primarily treats children and adults, many of whom do not qualify for federal or state funded programs such as Medicare, Medi-Cal or Healthy Families.

In 2021, our patients were: 86% Hispanic, 7% Caucasian, 1% Asian, 1% African American, 0.1% Native American and 4.9% other, while nearly 80% earned less than $30,000 per year.

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