& Mission Partners Promise
"Eye Care for All"
millions of people, eye care is too costly or too far from home.
InFOCUS, a Houston-based non-profit, is creating a new pathway to
eye care for people who need eyeglasses and other basic services.
up with health and social service providers serving the poor
to establish VISION STATIONS at home and abroad
neighborhoods and rural villages
community organizations, and public-spirited eye doctors and
eye health information, referral to eye doctors,
and-if eyeglasses are prescribed-low-cost, high-quality glasses
- The InFOCUS
Center for Primary Eye Care Development trains and equips community
workers, mission team members, medical volunteers and health providers
to set up and operate Vision Stations.
- InFOCUS provides
workshops on-site and at the University of Houston College of
- The project
is supported by the Meadows Foundation, the Pearle Vision Foundation,
the Simmons Foundation, the Swalm Foundation, the UH College of
Optometry and a grant from the Houston Endowment Inc. for the
InFOCUS Center for Primary Eye Care Development.
Stations are making eye care accessible in Houston, Abilene, South
Texas, and medically underserved communities in Nicaragua, Tanzania
there could be a Vision Station in any neighborhood or village!