Glasses Pick-up for Adult - Fitting and Notification
Help adults see clearly by dispensing free prescription glasses. Learn to use the frame warmer and help fit prescription glasses for adult patients at the half Helen office on Glasses Pick-up Day. Between patients, log which glasses are ready for pick-up and text and call patients to let them know their glasses are ready. We have an app you can download to your mobile phone so it looks like you are calling and texting from our phone number. Bilingual-Spanish helpful.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About half Helen Foundation
7801 N Lamar Blvd, Unit F34, Austin, TX 78752, US
To improve school-age children's vision through an innovative delivery of care.
half Helen Founder and Executive Director, Chelsea Elliott, learned that she was blind in her left eye and deaf in her right ear during school-based screenings. After studying Helen Keller in 4th grade, Chelsea declared, "I’m half blind and half deaf, I’m half Helen!" The nickname has come to define her life’s work. Using her college graduation money, Chelsea founded half Helen.
At half Helen, we believe clear eyesight is a basic human right. Since our launch in 2013, we have screened more than 55,000 children for vision impairment. In 2019, recognizing that families weren’t able to access treatment for their child’s vision impairment, we began providing comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses through clinics that popped up in schools. In 2021, we finished construction of optical Prime, a 32-foot mobile eye clinic, which replaced our pop-up exam clinics and allowed us to take action and serve the entire family, not just children. Today, optical Prime visits schools during the school year and is stationed at local health centers on Fridays and during the summer months to serve uninsured adults.
With a cost effective and scalable solution, we are committed to meeting the needs of Central Texas for years to come.
7801 N Lamar Blvd, F34Austin, TX 78752
October 27, 2021
- Customer Service
- People Skills
- Orientation or Training
- You decide how many hours you'd like to volunteer. Glasses pick-up typically takes place between 8am and 3pm, days TBD.