Our Impact since 2009
23,000 Glasses Prescribed
900 School Visits
27,000 Eye exams on our mobile clinic
185,000 Vision Screenings
Kids Vision for Life St. Louis (KVFL) is sponsored and operated by Crown Vision Center, Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS), and the Essilor Vision Foundation. Kids Vision for Life provides vision screenings, eye exams and new eyeglasses to students in need at no cost to the family through mobile clinics, school systems, central locations and special events. Vision screenings, eye exams, and prescription eyewear are provided to elementary and middle school students that are economically disadvantaged and would not otherwise be able to obtain them.
KVFL currently provides vision services for the following school districts in the St. Louis area:
St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS), Riverview Gardens, Jennings, Ferguson-Florissant, Bayless, Normandy, Maplewood-Richmond Heights, Hancock Place, Ritenour, Pattonville, Affton, Saint Charles, Valley Park, Mehlville, University City, Confluence Academies, Kipp Academies, and Fox as well as several private and parochial schools in the area.
What's new with KVFL
Kids Vision for Life St. Louis relies on volunteers, ranging from all different backgrounds, to help us accomplish vision screenings for over 45,000 students per school year. Over the past three years, 1,300 volunteers have rolled up their sleeves and connected with thousands of students in their community who are in need of corrective lenses.
Join KVFL at a school and make a difference!
Join us for our fundraiser! Tickets will be on sale Monday, July 2nd, don’t miss out on attending the Kids Vision for Life Blue Jeans Ball!
Wow, what a year! The KVFL team feels privileged to work in a great community filled with wonderful school nurses, volunteers, community partners, and donors. Thank you to everyone who made this year possible. Happy Summer!
Kids Vision for Life is so incredibly grateful for the continued support JE Foster and Joe Sneed provide! We always look forward to seeing Joe at our screening and exam days!
Kids Vision for Life St. Louis is proud to announce that our program has provided more than 20,000 pairs of prescription eyewear to students in need in our community at no cost!
Here is a lookback at our 2016-2017 school year and the continued success we have providing over 4,000 kids with eyeglasses at no cost!
Did you make a resolution to help others and give back to your community this New Year? If so, we’d love for you to share your time and skills with us at Kids Vision for Life! Why Volunteer? It’s good for your health. No, we aren’t kidding! Volunteering makes you feel healthier, improves your mood, Read more about Volunteer with KFVL in the New Year![…]
We are pleased to announce Kids Vision for Life has reached an exciting milestone. We have had more than 1,000 volunteers participate in our program! We are grateful for our partners who support our mission of eliminating poor vision in the St. Louis community. Our loyal volunteers are a key component to our success. Read more about Kids Vision for Life Reaches 1,000 Volunteers[…]
This year, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Kids Vision for Life St. Louis (KVFL) is proud to participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We Read more about Get Involved with #GivingTuesday at KVFL![…]
So proud of the work and the commitment we make to St. Louis every school year. Thank you to our founder and community partner, Crown Vision Center, for this wonderful piece about Kids Vision for Life St. Louis.