Welcome to ChildSight®
ChildSight® is the domestic program of Helen Keller International (HKI).
The mission of HKI is to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Co-founded by Helen Keller and George Kessler in 1915, HKI is among the oldest international nonprofits working to prevent blindness and reduce malnutrition in the world. HKI is headquartered in New York City and implements programs in 21 countries within Africa and Asia as well as in the U.S.
In 1994, HKI launched ChildSight® in New York City. ChildSight® is currently active in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio, New Mexico, and California and aims to improve the vision and academic potential of children living in urban and rural poverty. The program provides low-income, underserved children with in-school vision screenings, prescription eyeglasses, and referrals for further care as needed, free of charge. To date, ChildSight® has screened over 1.5 million children and has delivered over 206,000 pairs of free eyeglasses to children in need.
Learn more about how ChildSight® “brings education into focus™” for students by visiting the Helen Keller International website.
Support the ChildSight® program and donate to HKI.