Volunteers

Make A Difference with Operation Sight

Emily Graves, MD - co-director of the University of Tennessee Hamilton Eye Institute Lion's Club - has done considerable international volunteer work during her ophthalmic career. But she's also come to understand the significant need right in her own community. Dr. Graves and her co-director, Brian Fowler, MD, decided to address that need in Memphis. “Instead of doing individual surgeries throughout the year, we wanted to attempt something larger.”

Bringing the International Mission Trip Concept to the U.S.

Emily Graves, MD, FACS has done an enormous amount of international volunteer work throughout her ophthalmic career, and through that work, she soon realized that there was a large unmet need right in her own community.

300 Clearer Eyes after NSW

“I can never repay you. Thank you so much. I’m enjoying eyesight like I haven’t had since I was about nine-years-old. I’m so excited with this new lease on life. I can drive myself and handicapped parishioners to church again,” Leslie, an Operation Sight patient.

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