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Let's create a brighter future for all by eliminating vision problems.

Our mission is to eliminate amblyopia (lazy eye) from North Dakota Children.

Among children younger than 6 years, 1% to 6% have amblyopia or its risk factors (strabismus, anisometropia, or both). Early identification of vision abnormalities could prevent the development of amblyopia.

Why Vision Matters

  • Vision problems affect 70% of juvenile delinquents

  • 80% of children's learning ability relies on vision

  • 1 in 4 kids starting kindergarten have vision problems

  • People with severe vision impairment are 59% more likely to have mobility issues


The Optometric Foundation
of North Dakota

is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit guided by Optometrists from across North Dakota.  The Foundation has a bold vision: eliminate lazy eye in North Dakota.

Early detection of conditions such as lazy eye is important for effective treatment. We want to ensure that families who meet income guidelines, will receive FREE comprehensive eye exams for their pre-kindergarten kids.   

Foundation-sponsored programs Include:

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Grants & Donations

We provide grants and donations for children in need. Applications due annually on the 1st of October.

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Vision Start

FREE EYE EXAMS are available for children in need ages 4-7.

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