About the International Eye Foundation
The IEF Site Map
We have created the following index of our website to let you quickly jump to the sections that may be most pertinent to your information needs. To use the Site Map, review the titles for the various sections and subsections, below. A brief description of the section's contents appears with the section title, giving you a preview of what's inside. To view the actual sections or subsections of our site, click on that section's title. [ FAQ ]
This is the starting point of the IEF website, providing a brief introduction of our mission, service, and the latest news and events.
This section provides you an overview of the International Eye Foundation.
Since 1961, our sight-saving programs have benefited more than 60 developing nations - where 90% of the world's blindness exists. See the timeline of our organizational history here.
As new challenges arise in the treatment and prevention of blindness, we continue to play a part in the reduction of the leading public health causes of blindness. Read about our mission and the causes of blindness here.
Our dedicated staff can be reached via email on this page.
A list of our 2005 - 2006 officers, board of directors, legal counsel, founder, and honorary board members can be found here.
The IEF receives its funding from diverse sources, a list of which can be found here.
For an overview of the latest news and events at IEF, please see our news page.
Each year, the International Eye Foundation is the beneficiary of an active and entertaining selection of special fundraisers across the U.S. A history of these activities appears here.
IEF Around the Globe
Since 1961 the International Eye Foundation has been making a difference in the treatment and prevention of ophthalmic disease. Here are some of our most recent activities.
IEF People in the News
You can find media coverage of the International Eye Foundation's activities here.
SightReach Surgical® News
SightReach Surgical®, the International Eye Foundation's program to bring new and modern ophthalmic equipment to the nations of the developing world, regularly publishes an email newsletter. View the latest version and our archive here.
The IEF Journey
Read the amazing stories from International Eye Foundation staff members as they travel to communities across the world to bring services and guidance to eye care providers and eye hospitals.
International Eye Foundation's photo gallery highlights some of our civic activities and includes pictures of our staff and initiatives.v
On this page you can browse the IEF's online archive of our reports and newsletters.
The important work of the International Eye Foundation is possible only through the continued generosity, dedication, and commitment of people like you, as well as institutional donors. Learn how you can make a difference.
To make an online donation to IEF, simply click on this page and fill in the simple form.
To buy tickets for one of IEF's exciting fund raising activities, click over to this page, where you can view our calendar and buy tickets online.
John Harry King Endowment Fund
The John Harry King Endowment Fund was established in 1994 to honor the memory of IEF's founder, Dr. John Harry King, Jr. Learn more about it here.
A gift in kind may bring a second life to used ophthalmic equipment and supplies. This page explains the parameters for donating goods and provides contact information.
Society Of Eye Surgeons
IEF created the Society of Eye Surgeons' for ophthalmologists with an international interest in blindness prevention. Details about the society are here.
IEF's Pickle Jar program provides a large IEF "Pickle Jar" for U.S. eye clinics and optometry shop reception areas, so visitors can donate to support our programs. Details on the program can be found here.
Leaving A Legacy
Planning for your legacy is an important step. This page explains how you can leave a lasting gift to the IEF.
Learn how to honor a friend, family member, or colleague with a special gift to the International Eye Foundation in this section.
Vitamin A+ Kids
Children, classmates, and teachers can help raise money by simply collecting pennies. Find out how, here.
A brief overview of IEF's program areas can be found here.
Prevention and Treatment
This web page briefly discusses the four diseases that are responsible for 80% of the World's Blindness.
SightReach® Management works to improve the management and financial stability of eye clinics and hospitals. This page explains the key indicators for success of treatment programs and lists the countries where we're working to make a difference.
SightReach Surgical®, IEF's social enterprise, has a mission to make new and modern ophthalmic products available at preferential prices for eye hospitals and clinics in the developing world. We offer an online catalog for ophthalmic physicians to request a quote for products intended for use outside of the United States.
More than 17 million people are infected with onchocerciasis, a disease which causes what is commonly known as "river blindness." This page provides details on the disease and its treatment. It also highlights our efforts in developing nations.
Trachoma (Blinding Infection)
IEF is working to prevent the ancient, infectious disease trachoma, a leading cause of blindness in 1.3 million people worldwide. More details on our anti-trachoma programs can be found here.
IEF is helping to improve the quality and outcome of cataract surgery in the developing world. This page includes links to our partner hospitals and a link to our SightReach® Management program where we are reducing cataract blindness.
IEF continues to address vitamin A deficiency and improve pediatric eye care services worldwide. This page highlights the communities in which we're working, as well as provides links to details about our "Seeing 2000" program, which aims to increase and improve ocular surgery for children by offering sub-grants to indigenous hospitals and eye care organizations.
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Congenital cataract and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) continue to threaten children with lifetime blindness. This page provides details about these conditions and information about IEF's efforts to curb them.
Vitamin A Deficiency
This page details IEF's activities to control childhood disease and save children's sight and lives.
This page is a complete calendar of events to our upcoming public fundraising activities.
Make your online ticket purchases to IEF events in this form.
View reports on previous events here.
This page provides a brief outline of what is contained in the resources section.
Most people wonder how we're funded, if they can volunteer to help, and if we offer services that can treat blindness in the United States. Answers to these questions and more can be found here.
IEF works with an illustrious list of international partners to treat and prevent blindness in developing nations around the world. A list of these partners can be found here.
IEF works in partnership with local, regional, and national government agencies and with many international and local non-governmental organizations around the world to help people see. While we cannot list all of these agencies, and apologize for any omission, helpful links to some of these agencies can be found here.
The Site Map serves as an index of the entire IEF website.
You'll find our email address, physical and mailing address, as well as phone and fax numbers here.