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Donate to ChildSight New York

Back to School Match! Make your donation by Friday, October 31, 2014 and your gift will be generously matched by a private foundation who has offered to donate $1 for every $2 raised for ChildSight New York.

Join us for Glasses for Glasses

Join us Monday, September 29, for Glasses for Glasses
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Raise your glass in support of new glasses for New York City children in need!

Join Helen Keller International for a fun and fabulous evening of wine tasting and more, all in support of ChildSight New York.

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Vision Health and Children

80% of what a child learns occurs through the eyes.

Common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, affect 1 in 4 children in the U.S.

These problems can often be corrected with a simple pair of prescription eyeglasses.

A lack of access to quality vision care and the expense of a new pair of eyeglasses make this simple solution of reach for thousands of families living in poverty.

Many children from low-income families are left with undiagnosed and unaddressed vision problems, limiting their ability to learn and thrive. 

20 Years of Impact
in New York City

Since 1994, ChildSight has screened the vision of more than 650,000 students and delivered nearly 90,000 pairs of free prescription eyeglasses to New York City children in need.

3 in 4 New York City teachers we surveyed in 2014 saw an improvement in class participation by those students who received eyeglasses from ChildSight.