Hawaiian Eye Foundation has long partnered with leaders in the eye care industry to provide support for its sight-saving Pacific charitable expeditions and surgical training programs. Please consider contributing to our programs in one or more of the following ways.
Ophthalmic equipment companies have donated new and used diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.
We welcome donations of equipment, particularly last year’s model laser or phaco machine. Electronic equipment needs to be relatively new or in good condition, since repairs are difficult in our expedition and clinic locations.
Microscopes, slit lamps, surgical instruments, and other equipment, new or reconditioned, and clinic furniture — for example, chairs and stands, projectors — are always gratefully received.
For our training programs, such as the Imperial City Eye Meeting in VietNam, we are always in need of on-site loaner equipment like phaco training machines, microscopes, and slit lamps.
The fair market value of your equipment donation is generally tax deductible; prompt documentation of your contribution is provided. We will pay for shipping from the U.S. West Coast to our expedition and clinic locations.
Ophthalmic supplies, reading glasses, sunglasses, and pharmaceuticals have also been generously provided.
Hawaiian Eye Foundation’s charitable expeditions and training programs always need viscoelastics, IOLs, phacotubing sets, surgical supplies (drapes, gowns, masks, gloves), and unopened eye meds, especially steroids and antibiotics.
Reading glasses (+1, +2, +3) and sunglasses are in great demand. Out-of-fashion or ugly frame styles are just fine! Consider donating a truckload, or let us purchase at your cost.
Please discuss your supply donation interests with us. You may have just what we need! Your valueless supplies may be invaluable for our expeditions.
The fair market value of your supply donation is generally tax deductible; prompt documentation of your contribution is provided. We will pay for shipping from the U.S. West Coast to our overseas locations.
Monetary donations are always welcome. Monetary Donations
Corporate vendors provide exhibit fees at our training meetings to help defray costs.
At our Imperial City Eye Meetings and Vietnamese American Ophthalmology Symposiums where we train hundreds of Vietnamese surgeons, we offer corporate exhibit space for reasonable fees.
Your exhibit fees defray our costs, including venue space, meeting rooms, refreshments, translators, audio-visual technicians, pigs’ eyes, and lab supplies.
In 2010, ICEM was supported by Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International, Zeiss, Alcon, Nidek, Bach Quang (Abbott Medical Optics), Fred Hollows Foundation, ORBIS, Charles Wembley, Thanhcong Medical, Novartis, Santen, Scan Optics, Ajanta Pharma, L.L.D., Hoya, and Vietcan.
Exhibit fees allow us to provide these outstanding educational meetings at minimal cost to Vietnamese trainees.
We encourage corporate grants for special purposes, such as educational or training grants that allow us to provide scholarships to overseas trainees to attend our Royal Hawaiian Eye Meetings or Training Programs as guests of the Foundation.
Ophthalmologists from many nations have benefited from corporate grants, including trainees who have attended and participated in our expeditions, Tongan nurses who have received advanced training in Fiji, and Vietnamese ophthalmologists who have attended Royal Hawaiian Eye Meetings, and traveled to the U.S. for one-on-one training with U.S. ophthalmologists. See OUTREACH PROGRAMS
We have also been fortunate to receive corporate sponsorships, for example, from EagleVision in support of the Foundation’s International Award, and from Bausch & Lomb in support of the Phil Corboy Memorial Award. Both of these awards are presented at the Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting in January. See ROYAL HAWAIIAN EYE MEETING
The Baccash Family Foundation has generously donated funds this month to support the new clinic that is being establish in Yap! HEF will be traveling back to open the clinic in May 2018 with the help if this outstanding Foundation whose mission is to “partner with domestic non-profits to assist with solutions to issues of senior services, water services and humanitarian aid. Since 2009, The B.F.F. Inc. has assisted over 25 non-profits around the world. They exist to help others help themselves.”
We are so grateful to our friends at BFF and look forward to a long partnership with them! Mahalo nui loa for the support to not only HEF, but to all the people of Yap and Micronesia that will benefit from your assistance!