National Vision Puts Pediatric Eye Care in Focus for 2023-2024 Scholarship Program

$7,500 to be Awarded to Third- and Fourth-Year Optometry Students in Program’s Ninth Year

National Vision, Inc., the nation’s second largest optical retailer providing quality, affordable eye care and eyewear, announced today that its annual scholarship program is open for entries, providing eligible optometry students with a chance to win up to $7,500.

This year’s scholarship program challenges students to share their perspective on “Increasing Access to Eye Care for Children.” Third- and fourth-year optometry students may submit written or video essays on the topic, offering their take on why proper vision care is important for all children. Entrants are also challenged to address how they plan to play a role in helping children receive the vital care they need, regardless of their financial situation.

“It’s crucial that the next generation of optometrists is committed to making eye care accessible to children,” said Alex Smith, Vice President, Clinical Services and Development at National Vision. “Healthy vision is vital to a child’s success and happiness both in and out of the classroom, and optometrists have the power to help all children thrive through quality eye care. Our mission is rooted in ensuring patients from all financial backgrounds can get the care they need, and we look forward to hearing how the best and brightest optometry students plan to join us in these efforts.”

Submissions for the 2023-2024 scholarship program are open via National Vision’s scholarship program portal to students in good standing with an optometry school in the U.S. Puerto Rico or Canada. In addition to the first-place $7,500 scholarship, two runner-up scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded. Within the written or short video essays, students are encouraged to share any projects or programs they have been involved with during their education that have focused on the area of children’s eye care.

Entries must be submitted by February 5, 2024 to be considered. Winners will be announced by March 8, 2024. Additional information about the program and entry requirements is available on the portal, hosted through Eyes on Eyecare, via a collaborative partnership:

About National Vision Holdings, Inc.

National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE) is the second largest optical retail company (by sales) in the United States with over 1,300 stores in 44 states and Puerto Rico. With a mission of helping people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible, the company operates five retail brands: America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, Vision Centers inside select Walmart stores, and Vista Opticals inside select Fred Meyer stores and on select military bases, and several e-commerce websites, offering a variety of products and services for customers’ eye care needs. For more information, please visit


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