VSP Sight for Students Program

Recognizing the important role that vision plays in the educational process, Vision Service Plan (VSP), a national health care leader in the area of eye care services, founded the Sight for Students Program in 1997 to help low income children obtain free vision care. Since then, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) has partnered with VSP to connect our Affiliates and our communities to the program.

VSP Sight for Students provides free eye care services to qualifying students whose families’ income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Services include an eye exam from one of VSP’s participating doctors and glasses, if prescribed.

All NCLR Affiliates currently in good standing are eligible to receive up to ten (10) vouchers for the program.  Affiliates in need of additional vouchers may submit additional request forms.  Vouchers are awarded on a first-come-first served basis.  To request vouchers, please complete an application form and email it to drico@nclr.org.  

A child who will benefit from Sight for Students services must meet the following criteria:

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

For more information, contact:

Daniel Rico
Grants & Special Programs Coordinator

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