Transforming lives and improving livelihoods by distributing your new or gently used prescription eyeglasses worldwide.

Why It Matters.

Eyewear for Everyone.

Vision is an integral part of our daily lives. Yet, for more than 800 million people around the world, prescription glasses remain out of reach.

If you have gone a day without your glasses, you know how difficult life can become. For many people throughout the world, access to prescription eyewear is unavailable in their local health facilities or cost prohibitive. Join us and our partner organizations worldwide to distribute glasses to children and families facing this need!

Join Us


There are two ways you can make a difference:


1. Recycle your new or gently used eyewear.

Visit our distribution center in Ripon, CA or call our office to locate a drop-off location near you to donate your new or gently used prescription glasses, sunglasses, or reading glasses today!

  • 800 S. Stockton Ave, Ripon, CA 95366

  • 209-599-1890

2. Give a donation that can transform someone’s life.

Access to a pair of prescription glasses can help a child thrive in school, empower a seamstress to grow her business, or equip families to see improved livelihoods. Your gift will go directly to our program to help process and distribute more glasses. Thank you!


At least 2.2 billion people have vision impairment or blindness, of which over 1 billion cases could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed.

— World Health Organization

About Us

Our Program

Since 1990, Assist International has provided life-saving solutions for children, families, and communities worldwide. We do this by partnering with local changemakers to offer innovative solutions that save lives and build resilient communities.

Our optical:assist program distributes eyewear to families and individuals around the world. Alongside a team of volunteers and partner organizations, we work to sort and distribute your donated eyewear internationally and get them to those who need glasses.

Access to one pair of prescription glasses can transform someone’s life.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!


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Assist International provides life-giving solutions for children, families, and communities around the world that bring health, opportunity, and hope.