I just ran across this, and called to confirm. Target stores with Optical departments in the Kansas City area are offering free eyeglasses for kids under 12. There appears to be no catch, they’re trying to promote their optical departments. You need to bring in a valid prescription for glasses from their doctor and Target will let your child pick from about 40 different frames (probably even smaller selection for really young kids). They will place their best lenses in the frames which are non-glare and scratch resistant and normally sell for $200.00. There are no income guidelines. Any child 12 or under is eligible. They’re not sure how long the offer will run, but it may end as soon as April 5, 2009.
The person that spoke with me said this was a trial program in the Kansas City area only. Depending on the success, it may be expanded further. I will let you know if I hear anything more.
Participating Stores in the Kansas City Area
* Lee’s Summit Super Target – 1850 NW Chipman Rd.
* Liberty Super Target – 9220 NE Barry Rd.
* Olathe Super Target – 15345 W 119th St.
* Overland Park Super Target – 12200 Blue Valley Pkwy.
* Shawnee Super Target 15700 – Shawnee Mission Pkwy.
* Stateline Super Target – 1201 W. 136th St.