This program matches students with free prescription glasses, thanks to our many program partners.
Before Applying: Please find out if the family is receiving benefits of any kind, such as Ontario Works, Disability, etc. If this is the case then they will already have the opportunity to receive the prescription glasses they would require.
To Apply: Please complete the online form below.
Please Note: Reimbursements for costs already incurred will not be made, including pre-purchased glasses, eye exams, etc.
*** conditions for FYidoctors: students must have a valid OHIP card. The exam is to occur at this office only, and the student must not have had an eye exam within the last year. The student can proceed to fill the prescription at the same location.
Once approved, a letter of recommendation will be sent to Principal with the participating Glasses for Classes partner. At that time the student family must call and make an appointment for an eye exam, get prescription and then choose frame as per store policy. *Different stores have different policies, so the letter of recommendation must be presented prior to choosing frame.
Special thanks to; Dr. Richard Saari (Welland), Dr. Anjali Kapoor (St. Catharines), FYi Doctors (St. Catharines), Zehrs Optical (Niagara Falls), Real Canadian Superstore Optical (St. Catharines), and all other providers that are assisting with the program.
Our vision is a community where every student has access to all of the enriching opportunities school life offers.