Grant Application

Grant applications will be available here March 1st!

2018 Application Timeline

March 1, 2018: Applications available online
May: Grant program informational webinar *
June: Grant program informational webinar*
July 2, 2018: Application deadline. All applications must be received by midnight CST.
August: AOA State Affiliates and grantees notified

*Dates to be determined 

The American Optometric Association and Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation, through a generous grant from the Essilor Vision Foundation are pleased to announce the Healthy Eyes Healthy Children Community Grants.  These grants provide funding for activities which focus on increasing the outreach of vision services to communities, families, schools, and the medical community with special attention to the underserved children in the U.S.

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The 2018 Grant Application Cycle Opens March 1, 2018! 

Have questions about the application process or how grants will be awarded?
Contact Optometry Cares at or fill out an information request form.

Note:  If awarded a grant, the check will be issued to the AOA State Optometric Affiliate Executive Director for distribution. Please note there are reporting requirements associated with grant acceptance. 

Application does not have a “save” feature and must be entered in one session.
Recommend utilizing the copy and paste function from a Word Document.
  If an error is received during submission, make necessary corrections and reattach all files.
A confirmation will be sent to email address provided if submission was successful. 
 Click here to download a Microsoft Word version of the HEHC Application.
Fill out my online form.


Your investment will ensure that The AOA Foundation continues to provide immediate relief to those in need in the wake of natural disasters, vision care to needy Americans, scholarships for optometry students, preservation of optometry’s history and public education about the need for a lifetime of vision care.

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