Hawaiian Eye Foundation outreach programs include training scholarships, equipment and supply donations, and research projects benefiting unserved and underserved people of the Pacific.
In Hawai’i, we support eye screenings and other outreach programs for disadvantaged people, and also the State Science Fair.
In 2010, Hawaiian Eye Foundation raised scholarship funds for Dr. Do Tuyet Nhung to attend a two-month Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) training program with Dr. Ghanta Madhavi at Goutami Eye Institute in India.
Dr. Pham Nhu Vinh Tuyen, an ophthalmologist at Hue Central Hospital in Viet Nam who co-chairs the Training Program with Hawaiian Eye Foundation President Dr. John Corboy, was among three Vietnamese ophthalmologists who received grants from Hawaiian Eye Foundation to attend the 2009 Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting.
Hawaiian Eye Foundation also arranged for Dr. Tuyen to travel to the U.S. in summer 2009 for four weeks of one-on-one training with three different private practice ophthalmologists on our Scientific Advisory Board.
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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.
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 surgeons 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.
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.