In partnership with New Eyes for the Needy, Face2Face may now obtain vouchers for free eyeglasses on behalf of eligible youth, ages 1 to 17, who have no other resources with which to obtain a basic* pair of eyeglasses.
* Note: Special requests including upgrades such as tinted, progressive or Transition lenses are beyond the scope of New Eyes’ program.
Glasses cannot be ordered before receiving the voucher. Vouchers are good for three months from the date of issue. If the voucher is not used before the expiration date, you may not apply for another voucher for 12 months.
To be eligible for our program, applicants must:
1. Have a household income at or below 200% of the U.S. Poverty guidelines.
2. Have had a recent eye exam with a pupillary distance measurement (or click here to learn how to measure pupillary distance). Neither Face2Face or New Eyes pay for eye exams. You can locate free or low-cost eye exams.
3. Have no other resources available to them to pay for glasses, including federal or state programs or assistance from local charitable organizations.
Note: You need not be a parent or legal guardian to request glasses for the child! We consider requests from relatives, school personnel, social workers, case managers, law enforcement and clergy.
How to Get Free Glasses
Step 1: Get an eye exam with a pupillary distance measurement.
Step 2: Have a pupillary distance measurement (if not included on the eyeglasses prescription, you may measure it yourself).
Step 3: Complete the online application. (Don’t worry. It’s short and easy.)
Step 4: Receive a voucher number from Face2Face Youth Group via e-mail.
Step 5: 24-hours after receiving the voucher number (to ensure it’s been activated on the ordering site), go to NewEyeGlasses.org to order your youth’s glasses.
A. Select a frame collection (Men, Women, or Children)
B. Select the frame you would like.
C. Enter the Voucher Number you received and your First and Last name to start the order process.
D. Enter the address you want your glasses shipped to, along with the information on your eyeglass prescription.
Step 6: Your order is processed and the new glasses are shipped to you!
That’s all there is to it!