Our Mission

IEF addresses the unjust equilibrium that exists in eye care in developing countries that causes exclusion, marginalization, and suffering of both patients with eye disease and eye care providers who lack the authority, autonomy, resources or political will to change the situation. Patient choices include an unaffordable private sector or an inherently inefficient public system. IEF’s social enterprise model incorporates a private service and a social service under one roof with sliding scale pricing based on value added amenities. Earned revenue supports growth and expansion and subsidizes services for the poor.