New Eyes assists individuals in the United States, who have no other resources to obtain a basic pair of eyeglasses so they can have clear vision and ensure their safety, help them do better in school and at work, and improve their overall quality of life.
New Eyes purchases new prescription eyeglasses for low-income individuals in the U.S. through an e-voucher program.
A New Eyes e-voucher provides a basic pair of single or lined bifocal eyeglasses through our online dispenser.
Click here if you are applying for yourself.
Click here if you are a social worker, school nurse, or other health advocate applying on behalf of someone else. (First-time applicants will be asked to set up a user account.)
To be eligible for our program, applicants must:
- YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT EYEGLASS PRESCRIPTION DATED WITHIN THE LAST 24 MONTHS. If you have an older prescription, New Eyes provides online vision testing and renewal of prescriptions for eligible applicants. Eligibility depends on which state you live in and your age.
- YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PUPILLARY DISTANCE MEASUREMENT. If it is not included on the eyeglasses prescription (preferable) you may measure it yourself. Instructions can be found here.
- YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO UPLOAD VERIFICATION OF NEED (e.g., a photo or screen shot of your SNAP Benefits, Unemployment Assistance, most recent tax return, or other confirmation of financial need).
- You will receive an email on the status of your application within 1-3 business days. If you are approved for our program, instructions on how to order your glasses online will be included in the email.
Approved applicants pay no out-of-pocket costs to receive their New Eyes glasses.