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.
what drives us
Our mission is to improve the ocular health of underserved people in developing countries by giving them access to high-quality preventive and curative eye care services, and thus improve their living conditions.
what drives us
Mission IRIS Mundial is a reference body promoting the Right to Sight, which aims to improve the visual health of the most vulnerable populations in developing countries.
Our Areas of intervention
Blindness prevention through education and awareness on ocular health
Diagnosis of ocular problems by screenings and eye exams
Correction of visual impairments by offering eyeglasses, medical and surgical treatments
Transfer of knowledge and ongoing training of local professionals
Our type of activities
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.
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.
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.