Mission: Friends For Sight is dedicated to providing vision screening to children and adults for the purpose of early detection of preventable eye diseases, educating and training health care professionals and volunteers about the care and prevention of blindness, and supporting research into the causes and prevention of blindness.
Target demographics: people of all ages and backgrounds have access to quality eye care
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 50,000 children, youth and adults, receive a vision screening.
Geographic areas served: Utah
Programs: Friends for Sight works passionately each day to save sight and change lives.
providing free vision screenings, disseminating information about eye safety, threats to vision, and available community resources.
Friends For Sight is one of the greatest non-profits I've ever had the opportunity to volunteer for. Their mission is clear, and the foundation does great work. I love all the time I'm able to donate to the cause.
Volunteering with Friends for Sight has been such a great experience. Vision is such an important part of everyday life and it is sad that a lot of people can't afford to have their vision checked, corrected, or even have their eyes checked for things like Glaucoma. FFS is amazing in that way because it gives people the opportunity to work on something that can change their life (their vision). It is also so nice to work with younger children. At such a young age children may not even know that they have bad eye sight so it is amazing to help them see the world more clearly.
I absolutely love volunteering for Friends For Sight. I have helped many children receive glasses for the first time and there is nothing in the world like seeing their amazed expression of truly seeing for the first time. Volunteering for Friends For Sight gives me the first hand opportunity to make that difference. - Kirsten