U.S. Department of Health and Human Services



Apply for an Eyeglass Voucher

If you need eyeglasses, cannot afford them and do not have insurance that pays for glasses, you may submit an application to New Eyes' voucher program to your social worker or caseworker.

Review Date: December 23, 2014

New Eyes for the Needy, Inc.

Buying Contact Lenses

Before you buy any contact lenses from someone other than your eye care professional, read these questions and answers to help you make your purchase safe and effective.

Review Date: December 08, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Contact Lens Care

Take time to care for your contact lenses. Here are some tips for keeping your eyes healthy and comfortable while you wear contacts.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Decorative Contact Lenses: Is Your Vision Worth It?

Read these safety tips before buying decorative contact lenses. An eye doctor (ophthalmologist or optometrist) must measure each eye to properly fit the lenses and evaluate how your eye responds to contact lens wear. A poor fit can cause serious eye damage.

Review Date: December 08, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Glasses and Contact Lenses

Sometimes the different parts of the eye don't work together the way they should. When this happens, people wear glasses or contact lenses. Find out more in this article for kids.

Review Date: December 08, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Locate an Optometrist

Use the search features to locate eye doctors skilled in the management of eye health and vision care.

Review Date: December 23, 2014

American Optometric Association


Repeated exposure to bright sunlight without adequate protection can damage your eyes. Learn what to look for when purchasing sunglasses so that they can effectively protect your eyes from the harmful rays.

Review Date: December 08, 2012

Sight and Hearing Association

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