Together, we treat preventable blindness worldwide. Our mission is to create an environment where everyone has the knowledge and tools to prevent blindness for themselves and an opportunity for every person with treatable blindness to see a doctor. Eyes for the World is working to empower each community by building sustainable and locally-led vision programs in every developing country we visit. Helping the world see one expedition at a time.
Working together to spread clear vision to those who need it the most.
In 2001, optometrists Dr. Jessy Manhas and Dr. Diane Spada began volunteering their skills, expertise, and time on medical missions throughout Central America. During one of their many missions to Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador, their passion for improving eye health and vision to developing countries grew. In recent years, they organized Eyes for the World so they can provide care to many more people with their vision expeditions. The Eyes for the World team now includes Dr Dharminder Dhanda as their medical director, Dr. Jason Lau as an optometric director, George Piprah as the liaison for Ghana, and Don Wolfe as the liaison for Jamaica.
In 2016, their vision became a reality as Eyes for the World came to life. Today, Eyes for the World has travelled to El Salvador, Jamaica, India and with a trip to Ghana planned for April 2020. Our team for each mission varies greatly as we welcome volunteers to join our core group of doctors and work closely with local volunteers in each country.