VSP Sight for Students

COVID-19 Update

During this global pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to pause distribution of gift certificates until further notice, to enable VSP network doctors to prioritize urgent and emergency care per the Centers for Disease Control guidelines.

Requests submitted will be processed when our operations have restarted; we will communicate with requestors at that time. Please consider postponing your request for gift certificates if the location you’re supporting will be temporarily closed.

If you’re currently distributing gift certificates, we are encouraging recipients to contact their selected VSP network doctor to confirm availability and verify practice hours.

If you have an urgent need for a gift certificate or any questions, please email giftcertificates@vsp.com.

In such times as these, when the world faces a truly unprecedented situation together, you can count on this: the well-being of the communities we serve is at the heart of everything we do, both now and in the future. To learn more about how VSP Global is responding and for vision care resources, visit vsp.com.


The VSP Eyes of Hope Team

NASN is grateful to VSP Global® for Sight for Students®, an Eyes of Hope® gift certificate program.  This program provides gift certificates for a no-cost eye exam and, if prescribed, new glasses that NASN members can distribute to students 19 or younger who qualify.

Thanks to our partnership, more than 400,000 students have been able to visit a local eye doctor to receive the vision care they need to succeed in school and achieve their dreams. Since 1997, together with VSP® network doctors, Eyes of Hope® programs, including Sight for Students®, have provided access to no-cost eye care and eyewear for more than 1.3 million adults and children in need.     

VSP, VSP Global, Eyes of Hope, and Sight for Students are registered trademarks of Vision Service Plan.

Enrollment Form:

An enrollment form appears on this page to NASN members in good standing who are logged into the website.  NASN members complete the enrollment form and it is sent to VSP Global® Eyes of Hope®. 

If you do not see the enrollment form. . .

and recently joined NASN, please know that it takes 24 hours for this web page to recognize your new membership.

and have been a member for more than 24 hours, please contact NASN for assistance


Important Program Details

The program is fully administered by VSP Global®. 

A Social Security number (SSN) is not required to use gift certificates provided by the program.  Updated certificates will include a pre-populated Patient ID number instead of a space for a SSN. Certificates that have a space for a SSN can still be used until they expire.  If no SSN is available, contact VSP Global® for the Patient ID that can be entered into the SSN space.

For a child to qualify for the program:

  • Family income is at or under 200% of federal poverty guidelines.
  • Child is 19 years old or younger and has not graduated from high school.
  • Does not have any vision insurance (including Medicaid or other government programs that cover routine eye exams).
  • Can only use this program once every 12 months.

Parent Letters

These letters can be shared with parents, guardians and/or case workers working with students.  They explain how gift certificates are used. 





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