Purchases basic prescription glasses for people in financial need in the U.S. through a voucher program. Individuals cannot apply for themselves. The online application is only accessible to social service agencies who apply on their clients' behalf. New Eyes for the Needy does not accept paper applications. All vouchers are only valid for use through New Eyes' online retail partner MarvelOptics.com. Vouchers are for individuals who have no other resources with which to obtain a basic pair eyeglasses.
-Have household income at or below 200% of the U.S. Poverty guidelines.
-Have had a recent eye exam with a pupillary distance measurement (or click here to learn how to measure pupillary distance). New Eyes does not pay for 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 provides a basic pair of single or lined bifocal eyeglasses.
New Eyes does not allow the purchase of more costly glasses at a client’s additional expense. The intent of their program is to help those most in need. Contact New Eyes for assistance in locating a source of free or low-cost eye exams.
Last formal update: 12/2020