PLATINUM2023

Eye Care For Kids

aka EyeCare4Kids   |   Midvale, UT   |  eyecare4kids.org

Mission

About one in four children need some kind of corrective eyewear. This need skyrockets for economically challenged communities, where 30 - 50 percent of children go without necessary professional eye care services. The implications of that are tremendous, if a child can't see, he/she can't read, if he/she can't read, he/she can't learn, and if he/she can't learn. These children are going to get in trouble. Since 2001 EyeCare4Kids had served nearly 400,000 children with professional eye exams, vision screenings and, if needed, "new, really cool eyeglasses." The nonprofit now has a presence in five states including a family vision clinic, laboratory, 4 school-based clinics, and three mobile clinics. Not only do the kids need the services, but we need to take the services to the kids."

Ruling year info

2016

CEO, Founder and President

Joseph Carbone

Main address

6911 South State Street

Midvale, UT 84047 USA

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EIN

87-0675404

NTEE code info

Community Health Systems (E21)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

With over 10 million children in the United States and another 500 million kids worldwide in desperate need vision services, EyeCare4Kids™ aims to provide professional exams and eyeglasses for children at little to no cost to their families. Eyeglasses have an immediate and positive impact on children with correctable vision problems, and will help their performance in school, as well as increase their confidence. Joseph Carbone, President and CEO of EyeCare4Kids™, remembers the first child seen in Las Vegas. “The mother and child came out of the exam room and expressed, with tears in their eyes, that at school, they told her that her child was slow. And she found out on that day, at our clinic, that all her child needed was an eye exam and a pair of glasses.”

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Eye Care 4 Kids

Eye Care For Kids (EyeCare4Kids) is a children's charity that aims to provide professional exams and glasses for children at no cost to their families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Optical Care 2005

Best of State

Affiliations & memberships

Granite School District Utah 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of patients to receive eye care services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants, Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

EyeCare4Kids™ www.EyeCare4Kids.org has set its sights firmly on helping “Any Child…Anywhere™” get the eye exams and eyeglasses they need. The organization, originally established to help the underserved children in the Western United States with vision services and eyeglasses, is expanding its reach through the new initiative which will reach far behold the brick and mortar and mobile clinics currently in operation.

At a clinic or mobile clinic, the child receives an eye exam and if eyeglasses are needed, can choose their own frames from a large selection of stylish new frames which have been donated. You can see the child change right then because they know this is not a hand-me-down pair of eyeglasses, but their very own new pair.

On any device -your computer or mobile phone - EyeCare4Kids™ and its new initiative, Sight the World, is the avenue to help every single child, no matter where they live or their circumstance, to finally have access to good vision with a virtual eye exam, a virtual try-on with the frames virtually appearing on their face. After that, the glasses are made and shipped directly to them.

United States - EyeCare4Kids™ is currently celebrating its 20th year helping underserved children! EyeCare4Kids™ has nine (9) clinics across the United States. Miracles happen in these clinics every single day. EyeCare4Kids™ is proud to announce that they have served more than 400,000 children and families!

International – Sight The World™ was launched to bring an end to this global crisis of hundreds of millions of children needing proper eye care and eyeglasses. “We are dedicated to help provide inexpensive, quality vision services and glasses for the millions in need, giving them a gift of clear vision,” says Carbone. “Our mission is to bring these services to remote areas of the globe, using the latest telemedicine technology to bridge the gap between professional eye care and the underserved communities around the world. With this state-of-the-art technology and our “Try Me On” app we can bring sight to any child…anywhere!”

EyeCare4Kids™ and its partners can handle every logistical element in the supply chain, from virtual vision screenings, manufacturing of the eyeglasses, to the shipping the quality eyeglasses right to the child anywhere in the world! Of course, an initiative like this does not happen without incredible partners and many have joined EyeCare4Kids™ to make this happen, including: Eyefinity, Modern Optical, Miraflex, 1800contacts and Essilor Vision Foundation all who generously donate software, lenses, frames, supplies and services in-kind. Eyefinity donated their OfficeMate Enterprise Practice Management software to EyeCare4Kids™. EyeCare4Kids™ is the charity of choice of 1800Contacts and is represented on their Board of Trustees. The company is an integral part of what EyeCare4Kids™ is establishing, both domestically and internationally. They will almost totally “run” all logistical avenues for distribution and delivery of frames and glasses for Sight The World.

EyeCare4Kids™ is proud to announce that they have served more than 400,000 children and families!

Sight The World™ was launched to bring an end to this global crisis of hundreds of millions of children needing proper eye care and eyeglasses.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Eye Care For Kids

Board of directors
as of 09/08/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

David Burton

Redrock Technology Group


Board co-chair

Alan Hague

Alan Hague Media

Michael Burton

Director of Finance Blindman Inc.

Paula Weisman

VP of Modern Optical

Dave Walker

Chief People Officer 1800CONTACTS

Robbie Bosco

Former NFL Quarterback

Ramiro Lopez

General Manager KBLR Telemundo SLC

Noe Gonzalez

News Director Telemundo SLC

Sr. Juliana Mose HHCJ

Hospital Adminstrator, Kalamoni Hospital Kenya

John Dye

Dyejo Inc.

Ashok Kuruganti

Ambassador Yeah Samake

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/8/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/08/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.