HI Outreach Programs
In Hawai’i, we support eye screenings and other outreach programs for disadvantaged people, including education scholarships, equipment and supply donations, and research projects benefiting unserved and underserved people of the Pacific.
Science Fair Hawai’i
Since 1980, Dr. John Corboy and other Foundation ophthalmic surgeons have mentored Hawai’i students from grade 7 to 12 who enter science projects in the annual Hawai’i State Science and Engineering Fair, sponsored by the Hawai’i Academy of Science.
Foundation docs and volunteers judge entries at the fair, and our Foundation provides cash prizes to students and their teachers for outstanding projects relating to eyes or vision.
Help encourage Hawai’i student careers in science by making a » donation for science fair prizes.
Read about our 2014 winners here
Read about our 2015 winners here
Pacific Vision Outreach Equipment Project-
Hawaiian Eye Foundation received a grant from The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to purchase and make available portable ophthalmic equipment for use in providing outreach services for unserved and underserved people in the Pacific, including Hawai’i. In addition to making use of this equipment on Hawaiian Eye Foundation’s Pacific expeditions, we loan the equipment to Project VISION for their ongoing vision screening programs for underserved Hawai’i communities.
Senior Net Hawai’i
In 1988, the Hawaiian Eye Foundation began SeniorNet in Hawai’i by providing a grant to Honolulu Community College (HCC) in support of computers for training seniors.
Initially conceived as assistance for low-vision elderly patients, our grant helped provide the Emeritus College of HCC with a computer lab to use in training all seniors.
Dr. Corboy recently was honored by the College on the 20th Anniversary of SeniorNet, celebrating the Foundation’s initial grant to the program which has now trained thousands of seniors in use of computers for e-mailing, web searching, video conferencing, and other projects.