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Phillips Eye Institute Foundation

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E.Y.E. child at his eye exam
The Early Youth Eyecare program of the Phillips Eye Institute Foundation provides comprehensive vision care for Minneapolis Public School students grades K-6 who are uninsured or underinsured.

Volunteer Opticians dispense children's glasses prescribed on the Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile in the comfort of the child’s school health office. This role is a good match for currently employed or retired Opticians who enjoy working with children and making a profound impact on the lives of others. Volunteer Opticians help remove vision issues as a major roadblock to learning, allowing every child the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.

Major Responsibilities

  • Pick up the glasses at Phillips Eye Institute for the students.

  • Dispense glasses at the Minneapolis and St Paul Public Schools to students.

  • Communicate one-on-one with children in a friendly, calm manner to explain use and care of glasses.

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About Phillips Eye Institute Foundation


2215 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404, US

Mission Statement

Mission : The Phillips Eye Institute Foundation's mission is to further Phillips Eye Institute's commitment to eye care excellence, education, research and community involvement while honoring the legacy of Mount Sinai Hospital.


Through the Phillips Eye Institute Foundation, the Phillips Eye Institute extends its mission beyond its hospital walls. The Foundation develops and funds programs to improve the eye health of the larger community.The Phillips Eye Institute’s Early Youth Eyecare (E.Y.E.) Community Initiative strives to remove vision problems as a major roadblock to learning by providing regular vision screenings and subsequent treatment services to Minneapolis and St Paul school children in Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 6th grades. In addition to free screening services, EYE conducts comprehensive follow-up by working with families to identify and remove barriers to receiving treatment: offering interpreter services, free transportation, and pays for vision care for uninsured or underinsured children. E.Y.E. serves over 30,000 students annually, with over 200 trained volunteers to deliver the service each school year.The success of the E.Y.E. Program has been widely recognized - having received the Minnesota Hospital Association Community Benefit Award for Small Hospitals and the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce Quality of Life Award.


Tue Sep 03, 2019 - Thu Apr 30, 2020


2215 Park AvenueMinneapolis, MN 55404



  • Child Welfare
  • Community Outreach
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Healthcare
  • General Education


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 or more times per month during school hours.

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