Free prescription eyeglasses for low income individuals
New Eyes for the Needy purchases prescription eyeglasses for indigent
Americans through a well-established voucher program. Eligible
clients can receive a voucher through a social service agency or a
school nurse, or directly from our office. Clients can present a New
Eyes voucher to any participating local optical dispenser, who fits
the client with the proper prescription eyeglasses. The dispenser
then receives reimbursement directly from New Eyes.
Who Is Eligible?
New Eyes for the Needy purchases new prescription eyeglasses for low-
income individuals in the US through a voucher program. To be
eligible for our program, applicants must:
Be in financial need.
Have had a recent eye exam. New Eyes does not pay for eye exams.
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cost eye exams.
Have no other resources available to them to pay for glasses,
including federal or state programs or assistance from local
A New Eyes voucher typically covers only the cost of a basic pair of
single or bifocal eyeglasses.
Who Is Considered to be in Financial Need?
In general, applicants should have incomes at or below the U.S.
Family Size Monthly Income
1 $ 817