Low-Cost Eye Care and Eyeglasses in Philadelphia

These are government agencies and organizations that provide eye care and prescription eyeglasses at reduced cost or offer financial assistance.

Wills Eye Hospital

840 Walnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 982-3460

Established in 1832 and the oldest continually operating eye care facility in the nation, Wills Eye Hospital is a world renown ophthalmology institution that provides financial assistance to patients residing in Pennsylvania.

VPS Global

(800) 877-7195

VSP Global is an international vision care insurance company and is the nation’s largest eye care doctor network.  VSP offers different individual plans with payment schedule that cover eye exams at participating VSP doctors, a variety of lens enhancements such as progressives and anti-glare, and savings on sunglasses, LASIK and contact lenses.

Click here for a list of VSP doctors by zip code.

VSP’s Eyes of Hope gift certificate program enables adults and children in need (family income at or under 200% of Federal Poverty Level) to have access to free eye care and eyeglasses through their VSP network doctors.  The gift certificates are offered through community partners such as Lions Clubs International Foundation and at some VSP Eyes of Hope mobile clinic events.  However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, VSP is pausing the gift certificate program.

Trend Eye Care

180 W Girard Ave #5

Philadelphia, PA 19123

(215) 554-6222

1501 N Broad St #7

Philadelphia, PA 19122

(215) 866-1742

Trend Eye Care accepts over 40 health insurance plans, including Medicaid. They also offer financing options.

Nemours Ophthalmology

(800) 416-4441

Scheie Eye Institute

51 N 39th St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 316-5151

Temple University Hospital

3401 N Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19140

(215) 707-2000

The following businesses sell eyeglasses and sunglasses at a discounted price:

EyeBuyDirect (855) 393-2891

Firmoo (855) 487-6006

Glasses USA (844) 244-1186

Goggles 4 U (888) 972-9060

39DollarGlasses (631) 816-2200

Payne Glasses (412) 800-2020

Zenni Optical (800) 211-2105