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Our Mission

Eye Care for Kids Foundation believes that every child, regardless of their parent's income, deserves the opportunity to see clearly in order to function in the classroom.


Our mission is to empower children to reach their full educational and social potential through vision. With clear vision, those who benefit from our program are given an equal opportunity to succeed in school and have a greater chance of growing into confident, self-reliant members of the community.


Founded in 1998 by Dr. Irving Charles Wishnow, Eye Care for Kids Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides free eye examinations and glasses for low income and uninsured children in the Greater Houston area. Through services at targeted schools and community health fairs, the organization has delivered free vision screening to nearly 100,000 children in grades Pre-K through 12th grade.


Children who need glasses and have no means to pay for this vision care are referred to a team of volunteer doctors who donate comprehensive eye exams and provide free glasses to students. Donations allow us to reimburse the doctor for just a portion of the direct cost of the needed frames and lenses.

“If it weren't for you I would not have known how beautiful the world looks when it's clear.”  

                         - M.S.

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No child should go to school with impaired vision that could hinder their learning experience. See how you can make a donation today to help a child see this school year. Donate here