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Gift of Sight Program

Patient Evaluations – Saturday April 20, 2024
Surgery – Friday May 3, 2024
You may qualify for FREE eye surgery!

The Roanoke Valley Center for Sight, in conjunction with Vistar Eye Center, are o­ffering a special opportunity for individuals who have no insurance and need eye surgery. The screening and surgery will be free of charge to individuals who qualify for the program.

What is the Gift of Sight Program?

The Gift of Sight program is offered by Roanoke Valley Center for Sight (RVCS) and Vistar Eye Center it provides free or reduced-cost ocular surgeries for patients in need. Run entirely by dedicated volunteers from RVCS and Vistar Eye Center, this program offers an opportunity to give back to those who need it most making a compassionate impact on our community.


The Gift of Sight Program is offered twice a year.


Roanoke Valley Center for Sight and Vistar staff volunteer their time and service.

Patient Evaluations

Patient evaluations will occur at Vistar Eye Center.

Patient Surgeries

Patient surgeries will occur at Roanoke Valley Center for Sight.

Referring Optometrists

Referring Optometrists can choose to participate by providing co-management service.


The Gift of Sight Program is made possible through a partnership between RVCS and Vistar Eye Center.

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What are the qualifications?

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This program is brought to you by

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We would like to thank our valued partners for their support and in-kind donations to the Gift of Sight program

Contact Us

Patient Evaluations – Saturday April 20, 2024
Surgery – Friday May 3, 2024

For questions about the program or application process, use the form to send a message to Staci Runyon.

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