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Donate your old glasses for a good cause


Bring your old glasses—yep, the ones you never wear—into a Kaiser Permanente optical shop and we'll give them a second life helping improve eyesight for someone in need. Find a location.

What’s needed?

All types of eyeglasses and sunglasses, both prescription and non-prescription. Exceptionally strong or weak prescriptions are needed. Reading glasses also are very useful.

For nearly two decades, Kaiser Permanente Eye Care and its patients have supported the efforts of VOSH/International, a volunteer organization committed to improving eye health in underprivileged countries, and the Lions Club of Eastern Washington, committed to doing the same here at home. Just bring your old eyeglasses to any Kaiser Permanente optical shop, and together we will continue restoring the gift of vision to people in need.

Donate your old glasses for a good cause

Eye Care Residency Program

Eye Care Residency Program

Since 2007, the Kaiser Permanente Washington residencies in Primary Care Optometry* have enabled optometric graduates to work within one on the largest eye care practices in the region. Our goal is to provide training within an active clinical setting, so that residents gain the skills necessary to be tomorrow's primary eye care clinicians.

Residents receive advanced clinical training and experience in diagnosing and managing ocular health and visual function, as well as identifying and treating eye disease. The year-long program affords residents the opportunity to practice within Kaiser Permanente's integrated, team medicine approach to patient care—a model which has received national recognition.

Our residencies in Primary Care Optometry are fully accredited and offered at two locations, Seattle and Tacoma. If you are inspired to learn more about our program, including eligibility criteria and application process, please visit our residency web sites:

Location Seattle, WA Tacoma, WA
Area of focus Primary Eye Care Optometry Primary Eye Care Optometry
Program coordinator Gelea Ice, O.D. Rodney Jacob Gunn, O.D.
Location Kaiser Permanente Eye Care Northgate Medical Center Kaiser Permanente Eye Care Tacoma Sprague Court
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*Formerly Group Health Residency in Primary Care Optometry