About Us


New Eyes empowers children and adults in the United States and overseas with the improved vision they need to pursue a better quality of life for themselves and their communities. 

11 million people in the United States struggle with uncorrected vision and have no resources to buy eyeglasses.

Uncorrected vision problems can seriously affect a person’s life.

  • For children, not having glasses can lead to poor self esteem, failure in the classroom, developmental delays, learning disabilities, social maladjustment, and even juvenile delinquency.

  • For adults, the lack of corrective glasses can mean the difference between employment and unemployment.

  • For seniors, poor vision can limit their ability to read medicine labels, navigate stairs and perform other tasks required to lead an independent life.

New Eyes purchases eyeglasses for needy residents of the U.S. We help when no one else can.



Since our founding in 1932, New Eyes has improved the eyesight of more than 8,000,000 people in the U.S. and around the world

New Eyes for the Needy is endorsed by the National Society for the Prevention of Blindness, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and the Optician Association of America. 

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Your Contribution At Work


The Team


Jean Gajano

Jean Gajano

Executive Director

Susan Rodbart

U.S. Voucher Program Coordinator

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 is endorsed by:

The National Society for the Prevention of Blindness

Fight for Sight, Inc.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology

The Opticians Association of America

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 eyeglasses, 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