Eyeglass Program

Each year, The Sight Center provides assistance for eye examinations and new glasses helping dozens of people who could not afford the otherwise. Being able to function at maximum visual efficiency promotes independence and may prevent irreversible vision loss.

Low cost eye wear for adults and children: Clients are required to have a current (within 12 months) prescription from an eye doctor and must demonstrate financial need.

The Sight Center’s Eyeglass Program has been in existence since our inception in 1939. Today, the program offers a variety of fashionable options to suit most everyone’s interest and style. The objective of our program is to provide affordable eyewear to limited income and uninsured individuals within the community who would be unable to routinely afford them otherwise. Supported by the Save-an-Eye Foundation, Erie Lions Club, and United Way of Erie County, our program provides eyeglasses to over 350 patients every year and growing.

Our diverse population of patients comes to us from all over the tri-state region. Our exceptionally well-trained optician provides services to infants just a few days old to those within the community enjoying their “golden years.” For those who qualify, our eyeglass program provides the welcoming environment and convenience they have been searching for. Qualifications for the program are based on both household income and size. While the qualifications below are guidelines, individuals with extra-ordinary circumstances such as unexpected medical bills, family care or who are suffering from disaster are given special consideration on a case-by-case basis.

Number living in household Combined household income should be less than
1 $21,780
2 $29,420
3 $37,060
4 $44,700
5 $52,340
6 $59,980
7 or more Please call for details