Ternopil Medical University has been a trusted partner since the wars expansion.

We work with partners to provide low cost cataract surgeries for pensioners.

We have provided 700+ pairs of ballistic eye shields to help save the eyesight of those at risk. (face shown with approval)

Provided fluid warmers to first responders / medics.

Partnered with Lviv regional medical center to secure a grant for a new surgical microscope.

With war comes greater need.
With war comes greater need.

Since the expansion of the war, the importance of eye care and ophthalmology in Ukraine has grown.  It is estimated that 20% of all military casualties experience some form of vision loss.  This statistic, paired with the historical need for ophthalmology, means that the need for eye care services in Ukraine has skyrocketed.

Equipment and supplies
Equipment and supplies

Welcome to Eye Care For Ukraine. In order to reduce eye disease and preventable blindness, we seek to increase early detection and treatment of eye disease.

Training and Research Grants
Training and Research Grants

We provide donated equipment and supplies to partners who, in turn, provide affordable, discounted and/or free ophthalmic services.

Partnership programs
Partnership programs

We seek opportunities to increase training and research for young physicians.  Training is a two-way street, one in which Ukrainian physicians learn new skills while sharing their techniques and skills with other physicians around the world.  

We seek partners with whom we may together offer new services and opportunities to reduce vision loss and blindness for those in Ukraine.  We support programs which seek to improve quality of care and recovery, reduce cost and/or improve access to care.

Eye Care for Ukraine is a United States 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

We actively promote improved eye care and the reduction of preventable vision loss through early treatment, education and research. All our activities are for scientific, educational and charitable purposes. All donations are tax deductible in the United States.

We work to provide sustainable access to outcomebased affordable eyecare throughout Ukraine, meeting global standards for care.

OUR TEAM
Brian True
Brian True
President / Senior Director / Treasurer
A supporter of Ukraine since he first hosted a member of an USAID – Ukrainian delegation of small business owners in 1997. Mr. True has spent his professional career representing the interests of businesses in their real estate needs. Now life has offered him the opportunity to turn his attention to helping improve healthcare in a country he both loves and reveres.
Michael Caputo
Michael Caputo
MS / Special Advisor
Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Marist College. Previously, he was CIO at several academic medical centers and also served as the Director of Telemedicine at the University of Vermont. Mr. Caputo started his career as a project scientist at NASA’s Johnson Space Center supporting telemedicine operations during space shuttle missions. His work has earned numerous awards and two United States Patents.
Helen Whalen
Helen Whalen
RN / Board Member
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