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Adults and Children in Need of Vision Care

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If you can't access or afford the vision care you need, or if your eye care practice has been affected by disaster, explore the options below to view available programs.

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No-cost Vision Care

If you can’t afford the vision care you need, VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificates and mobile clinics may be able to help.

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Disaster Relief

Multiple programs are available to assist community members and eyecare practices affected by disaster.

  • Gift Certificates

    VSP Vision Eyes of Hope® gift certificates, sometimes called vouchers, provide adults and children in need with access to eye exams and new glasses at no cost through a VSP Network doctor in their community.

    Gift certificates are distributed through our national network of community partners. Learn who’s eligible and how to access them below. If you already have a VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificate, find a local VSP Network doctor where you can make an appointment.

    Who's Eligible​​​​

    • Family income up to 200% of Federal Poverty Level guidelines
    • No vision care coverage through a private insurer or government program
    • Haven't received care through a VSP program during the last 12 months
       

    How to Access Help
    Students through 19 years of age: Contact your child’s school nurse.
    School nurses and administrators can request a VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificate (formerly Sight for Students) through one of our education partners. These include the National Association of School Nurses, California School Nurses Organization, Communities In Schools, and the National Head Start Association.

    Adults and children of any age: Contact one of our community partners.
    Reach out to Prevent Blindness, your local Lions Clubs chapter, members of the National Association of Community Health Centers, or UnidosUS and let them know that you’re in need of vision care.

  • Mobile Clinics

    VSP Eyes of Hope mobile clinics travel the U.S. in partnership with local charitable organizations and VSP Network doctors to provide no-cost eye exams and glasses for adults and children in need. View the calendar below to see if there’s an upcoming event near you.

    Who's Eligible

    • Individuals of any age
    • Family income up to 200% of Federal Poverty Level guidelines
    • No routine eye care or eyewear coverage through a private insurer or government program
    • Haven't received care through a VSP program during the last 12 months
       

    Upcoming Events

    July 16 – 17 
    Northwest Human Services, Salem, OR
    Appointments are being scheduled by Northwest Human Services for community members who are eligible. Eye exams will be provided in partnership with the Pacific University College of Optometry.

    July 19
    Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, Washington, DC
    Appointments are being scheduled by the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy for participating Scholar Athletes who are eligible.

    July 24 – 28
    Čhaŋkú Wašté Ranch, Porcupine, SD
    Appointments are being scheduled by Čhaŋkú Wašté Ranch for community members who are eligible.

    August 1 – 5
    The Salvation Army Nashville, Nashville, TN
    Appointments are being scheduled by The Salvation Army for community members who are eligible.

    August 11
    Michele Clark Academic Prep Magnet High School, Chicago, IL
    Appointments are being scheduled by the school for students and parents who are eligible.

    August 20
    Grace Resources, Lancaster, CA 
    In partnership with Power of Sight Foundation, appointments are being scheduled by Grace Resources for community members who are eligible.

    September 16 – 17
    The Salvation Army Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA
    Appointments are being scheduled by The Salvation Army for community members who are eligible.

    Download all forms and information for patients who receive services on a VSP Eyes of Hope Mobile Clinic: EnglishSpanish

    Download COVID-19 Safety Protocols for VSP Eyes of Hope Mobile Clinic events:
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  • Disaster Relief

    Our thoughts are with those affected by natural disasters. Our disaster response resources below can help whenever there's a need.

    VSP Members
    If you've lost or broken your eyewear or need eye care, call 800-877-7195 for assistance (even if you've already used your benefits).

    Non-VSP Members
    If you've lost or broken your eyewear and you're not currently eligible or don’t have vision insurance, contact a local Red Cross chapter or shelter to request a VSP Eyes of Hope Disaster Relief gift certificate.

    VSP Network Doctors
    Call us at 800-615-1883 to learn about the resources available to you and your patients.