The purpose of the Bright Eyes Program is to provide qualifying children (infant through grade 12) of active duty military members in the Vicenza Military Community (VMC) with one pair of eyeglasses per school year. Qualifying applicants may present their paperwork (see below) for reimbursement from the VCC up to $150 towards a pair of eyeglasses. Any expenses that exceed $150 per child will not be covered by this program.
- Dependents must be screened and qualify for enrollment in the Free Lunch Program or the SURE Start Program in order to receive a Bright Eyes grant. Proof of your enrollment in either of the two programs must be provided. Next year we hope to work with the SLO to have a Bright Eyes Authorization Memo so the process is easier.
- Dependents are infants through grade 12 students.
- Sponsor and family members assigned to and living in the VMC.
- Do not have to be a VCC member.
If you are applying for a child not yet in school, and have no other children already in the school system, and are thus not screened for enrollment in either of the qualifying need determination programs , please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on applying.
You can download the application and drop in the VCC mail box by the Thrift Store or mail to:
Attention: Bright Eyes
Unit 31401, Box 61
APO AE 09630