At this event in 2009, I met a homeless man in his forties with a very high prescription in his glasses who attributed his homelessness to his lifetime poor vision. I was lucky enough to be able to gift him Vista Vision ICL surgery in both of his eyes, and he is now seeing almost 20/20 without his glasses. This ability that I was given to change lives in a positive way through restorative vision surgery never fails to warm my heart and has put my life’s
work into sharp focus.
The Andrew Dougherty Vision Foundation has a view for the world.
In September of 2010, as part of Andrew Dougherty Vision Foundation, my staff and I worked in concert with UNRWA (The United Nations Relief and Works Organization) and Project-Peace on Earth to gift forty cataract surgeries to visually impaired Palestinian refugees in the West Bank city of Hebron. My staff and I were fortunate enough to work with the staff and facilities of St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem, and we could not have achieved all that we did without the generous support of the Bank of Palestine and a long list of local partners.
Our World Vision Project Trips gift surgical vision correction.
The trip was truly an eye-opening experience for my staff and me as we witnessed firsthand what is really happening on the ground in the region; especially enlightening were the shared experiences of many different people with respect to future peace in the Middle East. With great anticipation we look forward to our future World Vision Project trips to gift surgical vision correction. My most heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone—patients, peers, sponsors, and donors—who enable me to give something back to deserving people around the globe.
The life-altering benefits of modern surgeries are too great to not allow patients to get them.
My goal for Andrew Dougherty Vision Project is to grow it into the premier philanthropic eye surgery institution in the world, helping people with poor vision—who cannot afford to pay for eye surgery—to realize the life-altering benefits of modern cataract and refractive surgery, both in the United States and around the world.