Charitable Organizations, Optometric Associations, and Schools of Optometry

VSP Vision Eyes of Hope® offers multiple programs for charitable partners, optometric associations, and schools of optometry to support increased access to vision care for adults and children in need.
  • Gift Certificates

    VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificates are distributed in the U.S. through our national network of approved community partners. We partner with qualified non-profit organizations to ensure that adults and children in need have access to quality eye care and new prescription glasses at no cost through a local VSP Network doctor.

    Available Programs

    • VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificates provide individuals of any age with no-cost eye care and prescription glasses. For those who already have routine eye exam coverage but do not have 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 vision coverage through a private insurer or government program. (Note: Separate orders are no longer required for VSP Sight for Students or Materials-only gift certificates. The same coverage is now available through VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificates.)
    • VSP Eyes of Hope Disaster Relief gift certificates 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.

    Current Partners
    If you’re a member, chapter, or affiliate of one of our current partners, you can request VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificates to distribute in your community. Review the guidelines.

    Important Note:
    If you previously ordered VSP Sight for Students® or VSP Eyes of Hope Materials-only gift certificates, please request VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificates. We've made the program easier to administer, and you no longer need to order separate types of gift certificates for adults and children, or for materials-only coverage.

    Select Organization
    Boys and Girls Clubs
    California School Nurses Organization
    Communities in Schools (CIS)
    Lions Clubs International Foundation
    National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
    National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
    National Head Start Association (NHSA)
    Optometric Association
    Optometry School or College
    Prevent Blindness
    Other 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

    Other Organizations

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  • Mobile Eye Care Clinics
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    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. Each clinic is outfitted with 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. Patients will receive their glasses the same day if they can be made on-board; otherwise, they'll be ordered from a VSPOne® optical lab and delivered to the partner within a few weeks.

    Request a mobile clinic for charitable outreach.
    View specifications for the mobile clinics and outreach events.
    Download COVID-19 guidelines for outreach events.

  • Eyewear Donations

    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.

    Request a donation of eyewear for charitable outreach

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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,
    • 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.

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  • Request A Portable Exam Equipment Loan

    VSP Vision Eyes of Hope loans portable exam equipment to eye doctors, optometric associations, and schools of optometry at no cost for their charity outreach or mission trips. Each lane includes all of the equipment needed for doctors to provide comprehensive eye exams to patients.

    Request a portable exam equipment loan.