39DollarGlasses.com was built on the belief that eyewear should be affordable. That's why our company donates thousands of dollars' worth of eyeglasses to relieve the overwhelming impact that the high cost of eyewear made on families each year. To continue our efforts to improve the optical health field, we are offering a scholarship for those pursuing a career in eye care. The applicant who best demonstrates a passion for eye health solutions and the skills needed to make innovative changes within their field will be awarded $2,000.


Applicants must mail the following completed requirements to our corporate office:

  • Contact information (name and email address).
  • A 500-750 word typed essay (see below for details).
  • An unofficial college, optometry school, or medical school transcript.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled or have been accepted to an accredited, academic eye care program. This includes optometry school, ophthalmology residency programs, or any vision science and neurobiology masters/PhD programs.
  • Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement, reflected by a minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate or graduate school transcripts.
Application Deadline

Completed applications must be submitted no later than Oct 1, 2017. Application materials should be sent to [email protected].


The recipient of the scholarship award will be notified on or about Nov 15, 2017.

This scholarship award of $2,000 is to be used exclusively for education tuition and related educational expenses.

Essay Details

Please discuss your answers to the following questions in a 500-750 word essay in order to be eligible for The 2017 39DollarGlasses Scholarship for Vision Sciences.

  • What life experiences led you in the direction of pursuing a career in optometry, ophthalmology, and/or vision science?
  • What vision health problem(s) do you hope to resolve, and how will your current course of study help you to find a solution?