Our Mission... To provide eye and vision care to low income Kentuckians of all ages.
The Kentucky Vision Project was established in 1985 by Members of the Kentucky Optometric Association concerned about Kentuckians who needed eye care but were unable to afford it. They wanted to help people who were on limited incomes and had no insurance or other means of assistance to help pay for eye care.
Through the generosity of many Kentucky Doctors of Optometry, thousands of people have been able to receive eye care and glasses. Working with the Kentucky Salvation Army and other community action agencies that identify those who are financially qualified, the Kentucky Vision Project, a charitable corporation, links recipients to volunteer optometrists. Recipients receive comprehensive eye examinations and new glasses if needed.
The Kentucky Vision Project is funded entirely through private means. The KVP is a collaborative effort of the members of the Kentucky Optometric Association, optical laboratories, frame and lens manufacturers and surgical centers. None of our volunteer partners receive any money for their services or products. All donations are tax deductible.