Partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America

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Our Associates Have Performed Over 11,000 Vision Screenings

A pair of glasses is so much more than frames and lenses.

For many children, being able to see clearly can change their life.

- Grades can improve -

- Confidence can increase -

- Social activities can be even more positive -

Collage of BGCA screenings across the US

That's why we've created a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America that's the first of its kind.

Our national multi-year partnership with BGCA aims to build on what we can do best. We're uniquely qualified to provide access to affordable eye care directly to children who need it most.

This partnership focuses on preventive care and wellness - helping children and young adults form healthy habits at an early age. We're helping Club kids take control of decisions regarding their health.

Our trained associates to perform free vision screenings, exams and glasses if needed (completely free!). 94% of those that got an eye exam got new glasses!

This partnership began in 2016 with 25 Clubs that were paired with one of our 700+ America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses locations. Since then, our stores have partnered with many more Boys & Girls Clubs, giving children across the country a chance to see their best, maybe for the first time. 

Collage of BGCA screenings across the US

How does the program work?

1. Administer a vision screening

Vision screenings are the first step in determining whether someone may need vision correction. Local America's Best store associates travel to Clubs that have been selected by Boys & Girls Clubs of America to participate in the program to perform these free screenings, so children are in a familiar and comfortable place during this quick assessment.

2. Refer for an eye exam

Based on screening results, children may be referred to see a licensed optometrist at an America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses location for a free eye exam.*

3. Provide glasses

After the exam, if needed, the child will receive a pair of single-vision uncoated plastic prescription lenses and a frame - all for free.

We're honored to support the great work of BGCA because we know that a simple pair of glasses can change the course of a child's life. To learn more and donate to this partnership, please click here.