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Give Kids Sight Day


Free Eye Care for Kids on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Starting Monday, September 20th, call 215-563-5848 x21 to make an appointment for a virtual vision screening.  Appointments are capped at 700 children so make your appointment now!

For children 17 years and under, from Philadelphia and surrounding counties, who have not had, or who have not passed, an eye screening and/or who are uninsured.

The Give Kids Sight Day flyer is available in the following languagesclick to download below:

English  /  Arabic   /   Bengali   /   Burmese  /  Chinese   /   French   /   Haitian Creole   /   Hindi   /   Indonesian   /   Khmer  /   Nepali  /  Portuguese   /   Russian   /  Spanish   /  Vietnamese

For more information contact or call 215-563-5848 x21.

Be a hero!   Volunteer to help register children for Give Kids Sight Day virtual screening appointments! 

  • If you are interested in helping to schedule appointments with families, Click Here.  Please note, all volunteers will work remotely from their home or home offices.

About Give Kids Sight Day:

Children First (formerly PCCY) and our partners have helped connect 11,699 children obtain free eye care services since 2009! That two thirds of Philadelphia school children who fail a school vision screening do not get a follow-up exam was unacceptable to child advocates. Building on Children First’s successful Give Kids a Smile Day model of free dental care for kids, we and our partners designed “Give Kids Sight Day” a day of free eye checks and eye glasses for children who need them.

You can also make a donation to support or work on children’s health.

Does your child need health insurance?  The Children First Child Health Watch Helpline assists families in finding health insurance for their children.  We help with applications for public health insurance, either Medical Assistance (MA) or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and to resolve enrollment problems. This service is free and is available in any language.  Helpline staff also helps families find health care services such as primary care, dental, vision, and behavioral health care that they can access with or without insurance.  Call The Children First Child Health Watch Helpline at 215-563-5848 x17 or email Anjanette:

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