The Eyeglasses Project is a Vancouver-based, volunteer-led initiative whose mission is to: Make Eyesight Accessible. We bring together skilled and resourceful people to help the vulnerable get access to eye examinations and prescription eyeglasses. The skilled include optometrists and other eye care professionals. The resourceful includes community service organizations and sponsors. The Eyeglasses Project was initially founded with the goal to provide the marginalized who reside in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside with a basic tool, eyeglasses, to help them live more productive lives. Our renewed goal is to serve 1,000,000 disenfranchised people across Canada.


Pilot Project
March 4th and March 25th • 1 pm
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House
537 East Hastings, Vancouver

Our pilot project ran on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House ("DTESNH"). Approximately 50 seniors who frequent the DTESNH were provided with free eye examinations conducted by colleagues, instructors and students of Douglas College's Dispensing Optician Program. The seniors were also provided with new prescription eyeglasses, which they picked up three weeks later. Through generous donations, the eyeglass frames are provided at zero cost by the Dispensing Optician Program and the lenses will be funded by the Richmond Chinatown Lions Club ("RCLC").


The Eyeglasses Project brings together a community of skilled and resourceful people ready to make a difference. This includes optometrists, other eye care professionals, community service organizations and sponsors. If you'd like to get involved in making eyesight accessible in your community, then please contact us below. We'd love to hear your proposal!


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