New Eyes purchases new prescription eyeglasses for low-income individuals in the U.S. through a voucher program. To be eligible for our program, applicants must:

  • Have household income at or below 100% of the U.S. Poverty guidelines.
  • Have had a recent eye exam. New Eyes does not pay for eye exams. Contact Us if you need assistance in locating a source of free or low-cost eye exams
  • Have no other resources available to them to pay for glasses, including federal or state programs or assistance from local charitable organizations.

A New Eyes voucher typically covers only the cost of a basic pair of single or lined bifocal eyeglasses.

Due to the high volume of demand, all  New Eyes vouchers issued after December 1st must be used at MarvelOptics, an online eyeglasses retailer partnering with New Eyes.  Please click here for a video on how to use the voucher at

New Eyes does not allow the purchase of more costly glasses at a client’s additional expense. The intent of our program is to help those most in need. Clients who have sufficient resources to supplement our voucher should not be eligible for our program.