In 2001, Dr. Jessy Manahs and Dr. Diane Spada began volunteering their optometry skills, expertise, and time on medical missions mainly in Central America. During their many missions in Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador, their passion for bringing clarity of eyesight to developing countries grew and grew. In recent years,they began to plan and organize a charity of their own so they could reach even more people in need. Throughout this time they have continued to volunteer on other missions and have had fellow optometrist Dr. Jason Lau join them. In 2015, the dream came true and Eyes for the World officially came to life.
At this point in time, Eyes for the World has traveled to El Salvador, with trips to Ghana and Jamaica planned for the coming years. We hope to one day expand our missions to provide more than just eye care. Until then,we will continue traveling to new countries bringing the gift of eye care to those in need.