Here are worthy organizations that help children and adults with strabismus, eye health, and vision.
The mission of the Children’s Eye Foundation (CEF) is to eliminate preventable vision loss in children. Founded in 1970, CE is the official foundation of the world’s largest physician organization dedicated to children’s eye care and adults with strabismus, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS). The modern logo and mascot, SeeMore represent the ideals inspired by the organization’s founders — to help children see more, and the enduring wisdom to achieve this by educating parents and patients about the importance of early detection and timely treatment; and by fostering the training and research of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus-expert physicians.
New Eyes for the Needy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1932 to improve the vision of the poor. New Eyes for the Needy purchases new prescription eyeglasses through a voucher program for children and adults in the united states who cannot afford glasses on their own. New Eyes accepts, recycles and distributes donated glasses for poor people overseas. We operate primarily through volunteer efforts and are overseen by a board of trustees. The paid staff consists of an executive director, U. S. Voucher program coordinator and part-time volunteer manager. Recycling programs, including the sorting, testing and packaging of used glasses, are operated by hundreds of adult and student volunteers. New Eyes is a united way agency.