Since 2001

It’s our mission for eyes in need

IRIS Mundial is a group consisting of Optometrists, Opticians, Ophthalmologists and other professionals who work as volunteers with the most disadvantaged people in collaboration with local partners.

People helped

Surgeries

One-time projects

Training missions

what drives us

Our mission

Provide quality preventive and curative optometric, optical and ophthalmological services to populations in developing countries and to people in need in Canada.

what drives us

Our vision

Mission IRIS Mundial is a reference body promoting the right to sight, which aims to improve the visual health of populations in need in developing countries and in Canada.

Our values

Solidarity

Accessibility

Excellence

Partnership

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Sharing of Knowledge and empowerment

Respect for cultures

Contribution of volunteers

activities

Our areas of intervention

Prevention

Blindness prevention through education and awareness on ocular health

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of ocular problems by screenings and eye exams

Correction

Correction of visual impairments by offering eyeglasses, medical and surgical treatments

Training

Transfer of knowledge and ongoing training of local professionals
activities

Our type of activities

One-time projects
One-time projects are group missions carried out by a multidisciplinary Canadian team. They provide the first ever ophthalmic services to disadvantaged people in a region where no services are available. These projects help identify common eye problems, provide eye exams and prescription glasses to people who need them, as well as medical and surgical treatment where possible.
Permanent programs
IRIS Mundial contributes to the setting up of permanent programs by establishing a comprehensive eye care system in an area where services were previously non-existent. Local partners work to reduce the prevalence of vision impairments and improve the quality of life of the population so that they can actively participate in the socioeconomic development of the community.
Continuing eductation
IRIS Mundial projects facilitate privileged exchanges on new surgical techniques and eye examinations between its professional volunteers and local vision professionals in the targeted areas through continuing education. IRIS Mundial also supports the autonomy of its partners through knowledge sharing and the provision of the equipment and materials needed to carry out local activities.
First Nations in Canada
Considering that access to visual care is more difficult for some persons in Canada, IRIS Mundial wishes to become more inclusive and has decided to implement new activities to improve access to visual care for people in need here in our country.
Staff

Our team

Catherine Rioux

Senior advisor

Julie Roegiers

General manager