I am so upset. The insurance via washington State Medicaid won't pay more than one visit/ year to an eye doc, not even if you have a severe problem with your eyes! I had my eyes checked (routine) in January, but every spring, summer and fall I get severe pains behind the eye, and it feels warm and "too big for the socket". I remember last time I went, the eye doc stressed thru the check, and she didn't look at the photos that was taken of the eyes. The left eye(that is usually bothering me) had twice as many blood vessels as the other eye. I think it's most probably hypertension in the eye. The vision is blurrier too. Anyways, this is not a new problem, but I have not been able to get adequate healthcare until I moved to WA. Before that I lived in SD where immigrants can't get Medicaid (or foodstamps, or cash assistance) for 5 years or 40 work quarters. Just so you guys know I have not let this just go and not take care of it. my regular doc tried to get me to an eye doc, not even he could get the insurance to budge. I know you guys can't help really, I just needed to rant about the whole thing! People can apparently have severe eye damage going on and Medicaid won't help you if you already saw an eye doc that year!