With 80 years of passion and experience, we purchase new prescription eyeglasses for U.S. residents and distribute used glasses to the disadvantaged in developing countries.

Jake Gyllenhaal



"When my grandfather got glasses for the first time, the world really opened up for him. That's why he always donated old frames to New Eyes for the Needy. Now I'm their spokesperson and I hope to make my grandpa proud."

- Jake Gyllenhaal, New Eyes Spokesperson

Videos & Media

New Eyes Glasses Go To India

Info Video About New Eyes


The Team


Jean Gajano

Executive Director

Susan Rodbart

Susan Rodbart

U.S. Voucher Program Coordinator 

Tamsin Morrison

Tamsin Morrison

U.S. Voucher Program Coordinator 


Sally Golding

Volunteer Manager 


Why New Eyes for the Needy?

New Eyes for the Needy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1932 to improve the vision of the poor.

New Eyes operates primarily through volunteer efforts and is overseen by a Board of Trustees. The paid staff consists of an Executive Director, U. S. Voucher Program Coordinator and part-time Community Relations Coordinator.

Recycling programs, including the sorting, testing and packaging of used glasses, are operated by hundreds of adult and student volunteers.

New Eyes is a United Way Agency.

The New Eyes office, recycling center and Fabulous Finds Jewelry & Giftware Boutique are housed at New Eyes headquarters:

549 Millburn Avenue
Short Hills, NJ 07078

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