The Focused Futures program seeks to ensure that at least 2,500 children ages 0-6 receive eye exams and glasses from 2022 to 2030. Sights for Hope’s partners connect qualifying families with free eye care services from participating professionals.
How Families Qualify
- Families qualify exclusively when their children receive a free Sights for Hope vision screening, are referred for additional care, and meet standards set by its partners.
- The quantity of free services avaialble is at the discretion of the partners.
Valley Health Partners
- Valley Health Partners (VHP) in Allentown, PA, provides eye exams, glasses, and other optometry services for children ages 0-6 with a sliding scale fee structure.
- Valley Health Partners is a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike (FQHC-LA) by Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) that does not turn patients away based on their ability to pay.
- Sights for Hope can provide referrals for families and coordinate directly with VHP professionals.
Pennsylvania Vision Foundation
- The Pennsylvania Vision Foundation, an affiliate of Vision Benefits of America (VBA), provides free eye exams and glasses to families that live in Pennsylvania, have an income of 300% or less of the federal poverty threshold, and are underinsured for vision care.
- Sights for Hope team members confirm qualifications and enroll families into the program.
- Services must be provided by VBA-affiliated eye care professionals.
VSP Eyes of Hope
- Sights for Hope is an authorized distributor of VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificates for access to free eye exam and glasses from participating eye care professionals.
- To qualify, a family’s income must be no greater than 200% of the federal poverty threshold and it must not receive any other insurance coverage for eye care and eyewear.
St. Luke’s University Health Network
- St. Luke’s University Health Network provided vouchers for free eye exams and glasses to children screened by Sights for Hope during the spring 2023 kindergarten registration at Marvine Elementary School in Bethlehem, PA.