Curious about how we work? Hopefully we’ve answered your query below – or contact us through our Contact Us form with your specific question!
Where are your clinics and do you have plans for more?
At the moment we have 4 clinics: Whaiora, Masterton; Poneke Medical Centre, Wellington; Maraeroa, Porirua; and Dargaville Medical, Dargaville. We’re eyeing up new locations in the communities we know really need them but our expansion depends on funding and support. We’ll get there!
How do your clinics work?
Our volunteer optometrists travel between our 4 clinics each month. We organise vision screening days with local schools and can screen about 200 kids a day with our special machine called the PlusOptix. The screening allows us to identify children who require a full eye test. We then refer them to the clinic for an eye test, and provide them with glasses if they need them.
What’s the tie-in between the Foureyes Foundation and Mr Foureyes?
The co-founder of the Foureyes Foundation, Ravi Dass, also founded Mr Foureyes. Desperate to help Kiwi kids, Ravi and his wife Steph set up a buy-one-gift-one scheme for their optometry business – for every pair of glasses you buy from Mr Foureyes, they donate a pair to the Foureyes Foundation, to be given to a child in need in NZ.
Can I see where the glasses I donated through Mr Foureyes ended up?
Keep an eye on our Facebook page and sign up to our newsletter, if you haven’t already – we send out regular updates of how the Foundation is helping kids through both of those channels. Unfortunately we won’t be able to tell you exactly which school (or which child) your purchase assisted. As well as being a logistical challenge, we also need to protect people’s privacy.
I have another question that’s not answered on your website…
Please feel free to email your specific enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will come back to you. Please note that we are a small team that works on a volunteer basis so our response may not be immediate.