VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificates are distributed in the U.S. through our national network of community partners. We partner with qualified non-profit organizations to ensure that adults and children in need have access to eye care and new prescription glasses at no cost through a local VSP network doctor.
Certificates provide individuals of any age with no-cost eye care and prescription glasses. For individuals with routine eye exam coverage but no coverage for glasses and lenses, they can also be used for materials only. Recipients must have a family income up to 200% of Federal Poverty Level guidelines and no coverage through a private insurer or government program for the eye care services or prescription eyewear to be covered by the certificate.
Note: In 2022, we consolidated coverage so that partners no longer need to stock multiple types of certificates, such as VSP Sight for Students or Materials-only.
Certificates distributed by the American Red Cross and other approved disaster relief partners provide community members affected by disaster with no-cost eye care and replacement glasses. Recipients must have lost or damaged their eyewear in a disaster and must not be eligible through existing vision insurance for replacement.
See Get Help for additional Disaster Relief help available.
Due to this year’s sharply increased demand for equitable access to vision care across the U.S., as of October 2023, our program has exceeded capacity for the year. We are not currently accepting new partners and will only be fulfilling requests up to the remaining allocations for established partners.
If you’re a member, chapter, or affiliate of one of our established partners, view the Current Partners section at right to request VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificates for your community. If you're not yet a partner, review the following guidelines before completing the Become A Partner form.
Review the Guidelines
Looking for additional information about partnering with us, what's covered, or network doctors?
If you're affiliated with one of the following organizations, use the following links or contact your program manager to access any remaining allocation.
Boys and Girls Clubs
Helen Keller International: Contact Melinda Birks.
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
National Association of School Nurses (NASN): Visit nasn.com/vsp for the latest information and supporting materials.
National Head Start Association (NHSA)
Optometry School or College
The annual allocations of VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificates for the following organizations have been exhausted and we're not accepting additional requests at this time. Please check back in February 2024.
California School Nurses Organization
Communities in Schools (CIS)
Lions Clubs International Foundation
Other Approved 501(c)(3) Non-Profit and Educational Organizations
We are not currently accepting new partners. Please check back in February 2024 for an update.
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 communities in need.
Each clinic features an eye exam room and portable exam equipment to provide comprehensive eye exams, an eyewear dispensary stocked with popular frame brands from Marchon and Altair, and an optical finishing lab with lenses donated by VSP Optics. Prescription glasses can be made on-board for patients to receive the same day, or they may be ordered from a VSPOne® optical lab and delivered to the charitable partner within a few weeks. View the specifications below for more information.
Request a Mobile Clinic
VSP Eyes of Hope donates new eyewear, provided through Marchon and Altair Eyewear, to help people in need across the globe. Eye doctors and non-profit organizations can request new optical frames and suns for outreach efforts where an eye doctor will be prescribing the glasses and care is being provided at no cost to the recipients.
What are the qualifications to receive an eyewear donation?
To qualify for an eyewear donation, you or your partnering organization must provide access to eye care through an optometrist or ophthalmologist, provide the eyewear to people in need at no cost to them, and be willing to receive the donation shipment within the U.S.
What type of eyewear is available for donation?
Donations include new optical frames and sunglasses provided by VSP Vision companies.
How many frames or glasses can I request?
Please request the number of new frames you anticipate being able to distribute to people in need during the next 12 months. If we’re unable to accommodate the number requested, we’ll advise you of the quantity available.
Portable exam equipment is available for no-cost loan to eye doctors, optometric associations, and schools of optometry for their charity outreach or mission trips. Each lane includes all of the equipment needed for eye doctors to provide comprehensive eye exams to patients.
VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificates provide people in need with access to no-cost vision care through a local VSP network doctor. Gift certificates are distributed to adults and children who qualify through our national network of approved partners.
Partners must meet the following criteria:
Questions? Please contact us at email@example.com.
About the Mobile Clinics
About Mobile Clinics Outreach Events
Visit csno.org/vsp-vision-vouchers for guidelines and to request VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificates, which are referenced on the site as "VSP Vision vouchers." You must be logged in to access the page.
National Association of School Nurses members:
Visit nasn.org/vsp for more information and to request VSP Eyes of Hope (formerly Sight for Students) gift certificates. You must be logged in to access the form.
Lions Clubs districts and chapters:
Email the Lions Clubs International Foundation at LCIF-VSP@lionsclubs.org for guidelines and to request VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificates for your community.
Prevent Blindness affiliates:
Contact the Prevent Blindness national office to request VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificates for your state.
Optometry School or College
To request VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificates, please contact the VSP Vision relationship manager for your optometry school or college. If you don’t know who your relationship manager is, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.