Why is perscriptive eyewear important?
If an athlete regularly wears glasses and needs corrective lenses, perscription sports eyewear improves safety and performance. Confidence gained from improved athletic performance can be translated in other facet of life.
How many people use glasses?
30% of the US population has been diagnosed with myopia (near-sightedness), and 10% of US population has been diagnosed with hyperopia (far-sightedness).
How many people with special needs use glasses?
For people with some intellectual disabilities like autism and Down syndrome, over 50% of adults need corrective glasses.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes. OptiNeeds, Inc. is recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible. Our Federal Tax ID is 81-3600764.
Will I get a receipt for my donation?
Yes. PayPall will immediately send you a confirmation email. However, if you would like a more formal receipt from OptiNeeds, please contact us and we will send you a receipt via email in a timely fashion.
How can I be sure you are using my support wisely?
OptiNeeds strives to operate as efficiently as possible. A significant portion of our revenue comes from a broad base of donors, $10 and $20 at a time. Every contribution makes an important difference for our organization. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, more people with intellectual disabilities have a change to participate and experience the transformative power of sports.