Clear Sight for
Your Kids
Children rely on their parents to be advocates for their vision care. You can help all kids get the clear vision they need to succeed.


Vision is an invisible problem since most children are not aware they can’t see clearly. And up to 44% of parents don’t know that behavior problems can be indication their child has a vision impairment.

Here are some ways you can help raise awareness about the importance of children’s visual health:

Day in the Life of
Child with Blurry Vision

Your Kid’s School

Ask the nurse at your child’s school if the school performs vision screenings. Many states require vision screenings for school-aged children, but not all do. You can share this school nurse scholastic kit with your school.

When To Get Eye Exams

Take your child for an annual eye exam and encourage other parents you know to do the same. The American Optometric Association recommends children get their first eye exam between six and 12 months of age, then once between ages three and five, and again before starting first grade. After that, children should see their eye doctor every year through age 18.

Impact in a Child’s Life

Help children in underserved communities by donating to Essilor Vision Foundation. For every $50 donated, Essilor Vision Foundation can provide a vision exam and a pair of eyeglasses to a child in need at no cost to their family.

Stay Connected

Stay connected and educated. Sign up to receive monthly updates from EVF about how children in need across the country are getting vision exams and eyeglasses with help from our partnerships and donors. You can also gain valuable insight about the importance of clear vision for children. Join our monthly newsletter.

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.

A child not receiving annual screenings can lead to a child’s vision issues going undiagnosed and uncorrected, which ultimately affects the child’s ability to learn and succeed in life. Imagine a child missing a year of school and the impact it would have on their productivity.

To help you understand and be an advocate for child’s vision, we created free resources. These will help you increase awareness of the need and that there are solutions.

Help People Access Clear Sight

Together, we can help every child see the world clearly.
Your participation in valuable programs that bring awareness about the need for vision care for children and adults is valuable