New Eyes

New eyes is a nonprofit organization founded to improve the vision of the poor. New eyes for the Needy Purchases New prescription eyeglasses through the program for children and adults in the United States who cannot afford glasses on their own.


New Eyes provides a basic pair of single or lined bifocal lenses. Special requests including upgrades such as tinted, progressive or Transition lenses are beyond the scope of New Eyes' program. A New Eyes voucher is for individuals who have no other resources with which to obtain a basic pair eyeglasses. Applicants must have an eye exam including their pupillary distance (PD) measurement before applying.

New Eyes vouchers are only valid for use through New Eyes' online eyeglasses dispenser at Before ordering, voucher recipients must have their pupillary distance measurement. If it is not included on the eyeglasses prescription (preferable) you may measure it yourself. Instructions can be found here.

Your agency rep will receive a voucher number via email on your behalf. Please wait 24 hours from the date of the email before utilizing the voucher number to ensure it has been activated on our eyeglass ordering site. 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.

All of the information provided on this page and the banner image comes from the New Eyes website. (Updated April 18, 2018)