Who is Eligible?

New Eyes for the Needy purchases new prescription eyeglasses for low-income individuals in the U.S. 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. Click here┬áif you need assistance in locating a source of free or low-cost eye exams
  • Have no other resources available to them to pay for glasses, including federal or state programs or assistance from local charitable organizations.

A New Eyes voucher typically covers only the cost of a basic pair of single or lined bifocal eyeglasses.

New Eyes does not endorse the purchase of more costly glasses at a client’s additional expense. The intent of our program is to help those most in need. Clients who have sufficient resources to supplement our voucher should not be eligible for our program.