we are on a mission...

to eliminate the burden of preventable blindness.

we are on a mission...

to eliminate the burden of preventable blindness.

Who We Are

WE PROVIDE ESSENTIAL AND TRANSFORMATIVE EYE CARE AND SURGERY AROUND THE WORLD

We bring medical volunteers and partners together to care for the people who need it most. Our teams work side-by-side with local doctors and clinics to improve access to high-quality eye care and surgery. Together, we break the cycle of hardship that visual impairment causes, making patients, families, and communities healthier and stronger.

Nearly 90% of the world’s blind population live in areas without access to high-quality eye care.

Host doctors in underserved locations around the world invite SEE ophthalmologists, optometrists, and eye care professionals to work side-by-side in providing sight-restoring surgeries and preventative eye screenings to patients in their communities.

Host doctors in underserved locations around the world invite SEE ophthalmologists, optometrists, and eye care professionals to work side-by-side in providing sight-restoring surgeries and preventative eye screenings to patients in their communities. In a routine five-day program, SEE doctors can treat hundreds of patients in need of eye care. Cost-effective procedures, including manual small incision cataract surgery, help restore sight for an individual for as little as $25 — which we provide to all patients free of cost.

In a routine five-day program, SEE doctors can treat hundreds of patients in need of eye care.

Cost-effective procedures, including manual small incision cataract surgery, help restore sight for an individual for as little as $25 — which we provide to all patients free of cost.

Our network of over 650 medical volunteers is dedicated to establishing more sustainable eye care systems around the world.

Every SEE program clinic includes skills-exchange opportunities, where traveling doctors, host doctors, and other eye care professionals in the area share their education and skills with one another to encourage the development of sustainable eye care systems everywhere.

Every SEE program clinic includes skills-exchange opportunities, where traveling doctors, host doctors, and other eye care professionals in the area share their education and skills with one another to encourage the development of sustainable eye care systems everywhere. Individuals who regain their sight also regain their livelihood. With their sight restored, they can return to school or work, and live independently without relying on their families for constant care. Accessible, high-quality eye care can break the cycle of hardship brought upon by preventable blindness, making patients, families, and communities healthier and stronger.

Individuals who regain their sight also regain their livelihood.

With their sight restored, they can return to school or work, and live independently without relying on their families for constant care. Accessible, high-quality eye care can break the cycle of hardship brought upon by preventable blindness, making patients, families, and communities healthier and stronger.

Our Team

SEE International is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, where our 30-person team manages the logistics and operations for hundreds of clinics and educational opportunities around the globe every year. We’re equally proud of our world-class board of directors and network of over 650 volunteer medical professionals, who are passionate about delivering transformative eye-care to individuals in need.

SEE International is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, where our 30-person team manages the logistics and operations for hundreds of clinics and educational opportunities around the globe every year.

Board of Directors

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Scott W. Groff

Chairman of the Board

howard_hudson

Howard R. Hudson, CPA

Treasurer & Secretary

jeff_levenson

Jeffrey Levenson, MD

Chief Medical Officer

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W. Wright Watling

Assistant Secretary

Kenneth_gack

Kenneth D. Gack, Esq.

Director

randall_goodman

Randall Goodman, MD

Director

joseph_hopkins

Joseph K. Hopkins

Director

brian_kelly

Brian Kelly

Director

William O'Connor, SEE Board Member

William O'Connor

Director

michael_paveloff

Michael J. Paveloff, MD, FACS

Director

dante_pieramici

Dante J. Pieramici, MD

Director

george_rudenauer

George Rudenauer

Director

Lauren Shatz, SEE Board of Directors

Lauren Shatz, MD

Director

Trustee Emeritus

john_crowder

John I. Crowder,
MD

TRUSTEE EMERITUS

george_primbs

George B. Primbs, MD, FACS

Trustee Emeritus

Medical Director

Dr. Theresa Turla, SEE International Medical Director

Theresa Turla, MD

Medical Director

Staff

Don Bell, SEE International President & CEO

Don Bell

President & CEO

Bill_Musick

Bill Musick

Interim Chief Executive Officer

rachel_tennant

Rachel Tennant

Chief Development Officer

arianna_castellanos

Arianna Castellanos

Vice President of Programs

Paolena Comouche

Paolena Comouche

Content Writer

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Rose Dreisbach

Graphic Designer

Alexandria Fisher

Alexandria Fisher

Sr. Manager of Development & Communications

Lia Giglio

Lia Giglio

Director of International Programs

Scott Glass 1

Scott Glass

Sr. International Programs Specialist

Caitlin Jonov

Caitlin Jonov

Education Manager

Marvin Lazum, Director of Warehouse Operations

Marvin Luzum

Director of Warehouse operations

Kyle Mayl

Kyle Mayl

Corporate relationship Coordinator

Anisha Verdialez

Anisha Verdialez

Director of SBVC

Partners in Sight

We’re extremely grateful to our sponsors and partner organizations for their support through in-kind medical donations, cash grants, resources, and collaboration.
Together, we transform thousands of lives every year.

We’re extremely grateful to our sponsors and partner organizations for their support through in-kind medical donations, cash grants, resources, and collaboration.


Together, we transform thousands of lives every year.

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Financials

Financials

Thanks to SEE International’s dedicated volunteer doctors and generous medical supply donors, 72% of each dollar donated to SEE goes to programs that will brighten the futures of patients, families, and communities around the world.

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gift of sight

Are you interested in making a transformative impact on those in need?

SEE has a variety of sponsorship and partnership opportunities available.

Help us give

the gift of sight