Vision West—Giving Back

Giving back is part of the culture of Vision West, Inc., we support many external programs that share this postive culture. Below you will find organizations that we support and hope that our members, vendorsand colleagues will find them as important as we do.

California Vision Foundation


Califronia Vison FoundationThe Charitable Section of COA
What is the California Vision Project?
The California Vision Project (Foundation) is a non-profit, optometric charity designed to provide low-income and uninsured individuals throughout California with free comprehensive eye exams and glasses, if required.

Our Mission: California Vision Foundation is dedicated to preventing vision loss and enhancing eye health through public education and the provision of services to medically underserved Californians.

How does it Works?:

Eligibility requirements: All eligibility requirements must be met in order to qualify (PLEASE READ)

  • It has been at least 2 years since your last eye exam;
  • The individual applying cannot have any government or private insurance that covers eye exams;
  • Applicants are low-income and are unable to pay for eye care (income guidelines listed at;
  • $10.00 non-refundable administrative fee (per person) must accompany the application. Cash or Money Orders can be made payable to "The California Vision Foundation."


Perspective patients are screened for eligibility by COA after they have completed an application. Applications are available on line at or by calling 800.877.5738.


Approved applicants are matched with a participating area volunteer Dr.’s based on geography. 


After the Patient and Dr.'s are notified, the patient then has 60 days to call and schedule an appointment.


The patient receives a comprehensive eye exam and glasses, if required.

The California Vision Foundation through the California Vision Project is able to provide these services because of the generosity of participating Doctors and several companies and organizations.


Become a Participating Doctor:

Donation Information:

California Vision Project
2415 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

California Vision Foundation
2415 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816


Contact a Vision West Customer Service Specialist today at: 800.640.9485 or email to find out more about how to show your support!