Mr Foureyes

Idea

Mr Foureyes provides high quality, stylish eyewear with a social conscience through their online store, with a ‘buy-one, give-one’ model to improve the future for children with poor eyesight.

Team

Ravi Dass
Stephanie Hill

Ravi and Stephanie are a husband and wife team who are committed to helping others through Mr Foureyes (formerly known as Kiwi Optical). The idea for Mr Foureyes started through Ravi’s volunteer work for Volunteer Ophthalmic Services Overseas (a charity that works alongside better known charities like the Fred Hollows Foundation), where he identified that families in both New Zealand and the Pacific often struggle to afford the high cost of prescription glasses for their children, which can affect their performance at school.

Mr Foureyes have developed a social enterprise that offers a buy-one, give-one scheme – for every pair of prescription glasses purchased, a pair will be donated to children in need.

They also want to work more broadly on improving identification and treatment of eyesight problems for New Zealand kids.

Ravi is an optometrist and Stephanie is a project manager.

Location

Wellington

Find out more

Visit the Mr Foureyes website or Facebook page.

You can also read a profile or watch their video on New Zealand Herald.