Hawaiian Eye Foundation Doctor At Work

Hawaiian Eye and
Retina 2022

January 15-21 2022
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Hawaii's Big Island
Register Now

Our Hawai’i Work

Doctors with Patient

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.

learn more

International Missions

Man smiling with eye cover

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.

learn more

Training Programs

Woman Training

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.

learn more
Get the Latest About HEF

Sign up to receive quarterly updates and opportunities via email. Track our progress of spreading aloha & giving sight to the blind.

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



In the midst of the chaos that has become the new “normal,” it’s important to remember our mission at Hawaiian Eye Foundation.  We remain dedicated to promoting optimal eye care… Read More

Financial Report

Financial Report

Please contact our office directly for financial information.

Read More Blog Articles
PO BOX 23212,
Honolulu, HI 96823
Phone: (808) 201-3937
Hawaiian Eye Foundation is a division of Project Vision Hawaii.

If you are using a screen reader and are having problems using this website, please call (808) 536-3961