Foureyes Foundation

Foureyes Foundation

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.


The Foureyes Foundation has been created to remove barriers to eye care, and to work with communities to raise awareness of the link between poor eyesight and education.

We know through our work to date that about 1 in 10 NZ kids are struggling in school due to poor eye sight.

As an optometrist, it is important to me that we help solve this - so the Foureyes Foundation was created to addressing two areas:

1. Removing barriers to eye care (for NZ Kids) - this is where we provide free screening in schools, free eye testing, and free glasses (or close to cost) to the children we see.

2. Working with the communities to raise awareness of the link between poor eyesight and education - this is the wider community and building relationships with families/schools and other services that are linked to children and their education.

Ultimately, we want our intervention to lead to improved education through improved eyesight.

How can you help?

1. Through donations - all the money we receive goes into removing the barriers to eye care; we have been able to support over 30 schools, 5000 children, and have 4 clinics working alongside iwi-led medical center.

2. Through adult eye tests and glasses - we are a social enterprise (we are Fwd Certified -, and if you are in the Wellington region, visiting us for an eye test/glasses will feed money back into the Foundation to continue the work with kids.

How can we help?

If you are a school, parent, or any other organisation that we can help, get in touch with us - we are a small organisation aiming to do big things, and we would love to hear from you if we can help out.

More about us

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

We are removing barriers to eye care.

5000 kids... 40+ schools... 1 in 10 kids needing glasses.

This is a national problem, and we are working towards a national solution through incredible support from many out there who have donated to us.

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Latest update

Thank you!  14 December 2020

Thank you everyone that has supported our charity - I am working on contacting everyone that has donated so far with a personal thank you!

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Latest donations

Freya on 27 Oct 2021
Thank you for your work with Freya plus your follow up calls/texts to see how she's going with subsequent appointments.
Phoebe on 25 Sep 2021
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Guest Donor on 30 Jun 2021
Powershop NZ Ltd
Powershop NZ Ltd on 29 Mar 2021
Nicholas on 26 Mar 2021
From Nik Hermens, thanks for the help yesterday at Ora Toa

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