Santa Barbara
Vision Care

SEE is passionate about helping low-income and uninsured individuals near our Santa Barbara headquarters gain access to eye care. Since the 1980s, the Santa Barbara Vision Care Program has provided free eye exams, glasses, medicine, and essential eye surgeries to thousands of locals every year.

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Santa Barbara County residents are eligible for free eye exams and glasses at any of our four locations in Santa Maria, Ventura, Goleta, and Oxnard.

The hardest-working Grandma in Santa Barbara

Meet Hortencia, a mother and grandmother who was slowly losing her vision to cataracts. A successful, free surgery from Santa Barbara Vision Care has allowed her to go back to work, and continue with the hobbies and family activities she loves.