Sight for Students

Sight for Students is a VSP charity that provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children.  The program operates nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in need and VSP network doctors who provide the eyecare services.

More an 50,000 children each year receive a free comprehensive eye exam and corrective lenses if needed through Sight for Students.  These are children who would otherwise not receive the eyecare and eyewear they need to do their best work in school and perform their best at play.

Sight for Students gift certificates are distributed through a network of community partners.  The partner will determine with a child meets the eligibility requirements of the program, which are:

  • The family’s income is no more than 200% of the federal poverty level.
  • The child is not enrolled in Medicaid or other vision insurance.
  • The child is 18 years or younger and has not graduated from high school.
  • The child or parent is a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant with a social security number.
  • The child has not used the Sight for Students program during the past 12 months.

If a child is eligible, the community partner will issue a Sight for Students gift certificate along with a list of VSP doctors in the area.  All VSP doctors accept Sight for Student gift certificates, so the family can pick the doctor that’s right for the child.

To find out more about Sight for Students, visit or call 888.290.4964.