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Spread Aloha, Give Sight

Change lives with us by giving sight to the blind underserved in remote areas throughout Hawai’i, the Pacific Rim and the world.

Our Hawai’i Work

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Hawaiian Eye Foundation began by serving locals in need of eye care, and now hosts annual charity surgery campaigns with our generous partners. HEF also provides local students with exposure to medicine and humanitarianism to encourage futures in science and a lifestyle of service to others.

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International Missions

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HEF has 35 years of experience in providing quality and compassionate eye surgery in rural settings. Thanks to the leadership of our Mission Director, we have conducted nearly 300 service trips in over 32 countries worldwide to provide 200,000 patients with care.

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Training Programs

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Since 2006, HEF has offered ophthalmology sub-specialty trainings to grow the field of ophthalmology in developing nations. HEF is proud to host educational programs that include lectures, skills transfer courses, wet labs, consultations and live surgery demonstrations.

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Our Mission Statement

Since 1984, the non-profit Hawaiian Eye Foundation has been dedicated to promoting the preservation, restoration, and improvement of vision throughout the pacific basin and beyond through charitable service, education, and research programs.

Our Vision Statement

That all people of the Pacific rim and beyond will have access to quality eye care.

Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up now for a life-changing experience! Surgeons, doctors, nurses and technician: sign up to share your skills in the field or teach the next generation of caretakers. We have options to fit all your mission goals, including the option to learn MSICS.

We invite families, coworkers, and practices to travel in service together because a team that serves together, stays together!

Students and general helpers are also welcome. Join or lead a mission trip, and we will help you help others.


Latest Blog Posts

HEF Executive Director, Darrah Kauhane Named Bizwomen.com Headliner

HEF Executive Director, Darrah Kauhane Named Bizwomen.com Headliner

Hawaiian Eye Foundation’s Executive Director, Darrah Kauhane has been named a Bizwomen Headliner and will be featured on the Bizwomen.com website as a leader in the non-profit field. Bizwomen is American City Business Journals’ digital news source for women. Darrah was selected from among award winners in 43 business journal cities across the country –… Read More

HEF is XOVA Grant Recipient to Develop a Sustainable Eye Care System and Transform Communities in Micronesia

HEF is XOVA Grant Recipient to Develop a Sustainable Eye Care System and Transform Communities in Micronesia

“XOVA is an award program sponsored by Novartis Pharma AG. XOVA is intended for medical specialists who have devised initiatives that are expected to have significant impact on unmet needs in the fields of ophthalmology and optometry. The objective of XOVA is to provide funding, in the form of a grant, for non-profit initiatives and… Read More

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Mililani, HI 96789
Phone: (808) 536-3961
Hawaiian Eye Foundation is an I.R.S. 501(c)(3) public charity, established in Hawai’i in 1984, Tax I.D. #99-0237865.

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