You can help
a Child in Need
Since 2007, Essilor Vision Foundation has given free glasses to more than 1.5 million people in the U.S.
Millions more children need help.
A donation of $50 provides a free vision exam and a pair of glasses for a child in need.

More than 90 cents of every dollar donated goes to help a child so no family ever receives a bill.The clear sight you provide will change a child's life.

Day in the Life of
Child with Blurry Vision

Here’s How You Can Help
A Child in Need

Your donation helps provide an eye exam and glasses for someone in need so they never receive a bill.

Provide a Pair of Glasses
Provide an Exam and Glasses
Provide for 2 Kids

Donate Your Birthday

This year, your birthday can change the lives of people who cannot see clearly. Just $20 provides a free pair of glasses for a child in need. As you blow out your birthday candles, you can invite your friends to be part of changing lives with you.

Who We Are

Essilor Vision Foundation (EVFL) is a 501(c)(3) public, non-profit organization committed to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences. Our mission is to provide good vision, while being dedicated to eliminating the barriers of awareness, access, and affordability. Due to our strong partnerships and vision advocates, Essilor Vision Foundation has helped provide more than 1.5 million pairs of glasses to people in need since 2007. Learn more about what we do below.

Financial Statements

You can be confident knowing that your investment in Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) is hard at work. EVF maintains one of the lowest costs to serve children in the United States with vision services, and transparency is important to us.



Essilor Vision Foundation has provided the gift of clear eyesight to over 1 .5 million people during the last decade. Read EVF’s 2019 Impact Report to discover the full impact of partnering with EVF.


Your donation provides a vision exam and glasses for a child who could otherwise not afford it.


No child or family has to pay for vision services.

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Meet Christian

Christian’s smile and laugh were contagious as he tried on almost every pair of glasses that Essilor Vision Foundation offered. His personality and eagerness to wear glasses were clearly evident as he smiled and said, “I need these glasses because it’s really blurry when I try to look at the board.” After several minutes of posing and giggling in the mirror, Christian looked up with an anxious face and said, “What time will I get my glasses?” Our team assured him he would receive his new glasses that afternoon. With a quick look at his Sonic™ the Hedgehog watch, Christian informed us that we had two hours left before the school day was over.