Foureyes Foundation

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Help us to help NZ school kids thrive. Eyesight problems are a barrier to learning that we want to remove - one pair of glasses at a time.

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  Wellington

The Foureyes Foundation helps to identify & treat New Zealand children with eyesight problems.

Foureyes Foundation is the charitable arm of online glasses store Mr Foureyes, which donates a pair of glasses for every pair they sell.

We work on:

1. Identifying eyesight problems (screening)

With the help of donations, we were able to fundraise for a piece of equipment (PlusOptix) that has helped us screen 15 schools over the past couple of years. On average 15% of the kids are being referred to see an optometrist.

2. Eye testing

In 2017 we introduced eye testing in Masterton to help reduce the number of children missing out. With your donation, we have been able to continue this support for the children into 2018.

3. Providing glasses

This is the easy one! For every pair Mr Foureyes sells, a pair goes to a New Zealand child. We have helped 1 in 10 kids get glasses through the programme.

4. Follow up and monitoring

As of March 2018, we have returned to our first Masterton schools to repeat the screening, and continue our promise to be there for our tamariki!

More about us

The Foureyes Foundation helps to identify & treat New Zealand children with eyesight problems.

Childhood is important. It builds the foundations for future health, education, employment, productivity and social success. Changes to technology like more screen time have put huge demand on our eyes. However, children are not always aware that they need glasses. As well as helping with vision, glasses can help solve symptoms like headaches, struggling to read and write (like writing letters backwards), and children losing motivation and concentration both in and out of class.

We work with schools and other charities to get glasses to children who need them the most. We are helped by Mr Foureyes, who gives us a free pair of glasses for every pair they sell (learn more here: https://mrfoureyes.co.nz/pages/buy-one-give-one)

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Latest update

How the PlusOptix has helped an entire community  20 April 2018

Back in 2016 we fundraised for the PlusOptix to help screen kids in the community. Well a lot has happened since then..

Just last year alone we screened over 2000 kids in the Wairarapa district, and will be approaching close to 20 schools by the end of this year! It isn't too bad for a team of two.

Not only has the PlusOptix been essential to this growth, but it will shape how we grow the screening outside of the Wellington region.

Thank you all for being awesome in supporting our small organisation doing big things.

Here is some feedback from our schools:

https://www.facebook.com/mrfoureyesnz/posts/1414118265358843

and don't forget to check out our other updates on our FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/mrfoureyesnz/

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Latest donations

  • Richard

    Richard 2 hours ago

    $100

    Keep up the good work Ravi!!!

    $100

  • Darrell

    Darrell on 10 Sep 2019

    $100

    Thanks for the help with my sunglasses Ravi.

    $100

  • Paulette

    Paulette on 11 Aug 2019

    $50

    I've never forgotten getting my first pair of glasses when I was nine. It was life-changing. I want to help bring that feeling to other kids.

    $50

  • Beverley Cameron

    Beverley Cameron on 12 Jul 2019

    $100

    Ravi is an absolute star. Thank you.

    $100

  • Jowett and Low family

    Jowett and Low family on 10 Jul 2019

    $200

    We can't thank you enough for all the amazing work you do and the generous gift of time and work, Ravi (and everyone) gives. Many thanks again.

    $200


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