Our Mission... To provide eye and vision care to low income Kentuckians of all ages.
The Kentucky Vision Project (KVP) 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 Community Action Agencies that identify those who are financially qualified, KVP, a charitable corporation, links recipients to volunteer optometrists. Recipients receive comprehensive eye examinations and new glasses if needed.
KVP is funded entirely through private means. It is a collaborative effort of members of the Kentucky Optometric Association, optical laboratories, and frame and lens manufacturers. None of our volunteer partners receive money for their services or products. All donations are tax deductible.