The Vision Project

The Minnesota Eye Foundation’s charity outreach program, The Vision Project (TVP), is an annual two-day event and year-round community program where surgeons and clinical professionals donate their time and expertise to performing sight-restoring eye surgeries at no cost for low-income patients without insurance coverage. The program is a volunteer effort supported by a group of ophthalmologists, optometrists, nurses, and anesthetists willing to donate their time and expertise to assist those less fortunate. 

TVP patients are individuals residing throughout the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota and Wisconsin who are in need of sight-restoring surgical intervention, but who are facing dire financial burdens – unemployment, bankruptcy or lack of insurance or disability benefits.

“It has truly been rewarding to serve these folks by engaging our entire team — surgeons, physicians, clinic professionals and even their families – in this volunteer effort,” said Dr. Elizabeth A. Davis, board-certified ophthalmologist, partner and medical director of Minnesota Eye Consultants’ Surgery Center, who helped launch the program in 2004, Davis. “Our goal now is to inspire other practices, medical providers and volunteers to help serve the growing needs for these patients.


If you know of an individual in this category, please contact the Program Administrator by calling (952) 346-2192 or emailing