Bringing Students’ Potential into Focus

For underperforming public schools across the country, the myriad challenges are plain to see. Too often, for students in those […more…]

Vision to Learn

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(310) 600-5809
Ann Hollister, President


We provide free eye exams and glasses to kids in underserved communities.

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Jocelyn was a fifth-grader from Oakland who loved playing basketball. She had a hard time seeing the basket and had to force her eyes to focus while reading. “I didn’t want to tell my mom I needed glasses because it costs a lot. Now that I have my glasses, I’m really happy because I can finally do my homework without forcing my eyes to see and I am going to play basketball more. I’m really excited.

Help Children Get the Glasses They Need to Succeed 

Over two million students don’t have the glasses they need to read a book or see the board. Vision To Learn provides glasses to tens of thousands of children in need every year to help them succeed in school and in life. Using our Sprinter van-based mobile optometry clinics, we bring the eye doctor right to children in schools in underserved communities. Independent research shows students who receive glasses from Vision To Learn significantly make faster progress in reading and math. Glasses have become even more important to help students recover from learning losses due to the pandemic. Every gift of $100 provides one child with a vision screening, an eye exam, and new prescription glasses.

Key Supporters

Virginia and Austin Beutner
Father Greg Boyle, S.J., Founder
and Executive Director, Homeboy Industries 
California Community Foundation
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Essilor Vision Foundation
Antonia Hernández, President and CEO,
California Community Foundation 
Kaiser Permanente in the Community
Mickey Kantor, Former United States
Secretary of Commerce 
Glenville March Jr., MD, Former President
and CEO, March Vision Care 
Molly Munger, Director,
Advancement Project California 
Steve Shafran, Advisory Partner,
Centerbridge Partners
Salesforce Foundation
Sharks Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Sobrato Philanthropies 
Warby Parker Foundation
Warriors Community Foundation
Jake Winebaum, Founder and CEO,