What is Respectacle?

ReSpectacle, Inc is a nonprofit organization that facilitates the redistribution of quality used eyeglasses to underserved individuals in the USA and abroad.

Where do our glasses come from?

Our glasses are donated by members of our community. They are then cleaned, categorized, and loaded into our online database based on their prescription.

How do I obtain glasses?

If you are visiting our website from outside the continental USA

If you live in the continental USA, follow these instructions:

  1. Visit the following website:
  2. Click "Browse" then enter your prescription given to you by your eye specialist.
  3. Browse through the selection of glasses that approximate your prescription. Detailed photographs can be seen by clicking on the glasses. Percentile match is listed in the right column, which estimates how closely the glasses match your prescription.
    Note: Numbers in green are the best, indicating the closest match to your prescription.
  4. Pick the pair you like best, which also has a high match percentile.
  5. Once a pair is selected, click on "Get these ReSpectacles!".
  6. Fill out the required information including name and mailing address, then click "Order my ReSpectacles!".
  7. The glasses will be shipped to you in about 7-10 business days. The website offers opportunity to contribute to defray the cost of shipping, however this is not required.