Dr. Haines, Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Founder & President
Give Me Sight Foundation
For the last 25 years, Dr. Haines has passionately donated his time, energy, and expertise as an ophthalmologist by undertaking cataract removal missions in developing countries. For all those years, Dr. Haines has supported his missions at his own personal expense. After continued requests by patients to him in carrying out his missions, Dr. Haines and his wife, Joy, founded the Give Me Sight Foundation in 2012. The Foundation’s primary goal is to provide medical equipment and training to expand the gift of sight to the cataract blind, worldwide.
Dr. Haines specializes in LASIK refractive surgery, no-stich cataract surgery and lens implantation. He also treats diseases of the eye, such as glaucoma and eye conditions due to diabetes. Dr. Haines is dedicated to continuing medical education and often speaks at conferences on such topics as ocular genetics, refractive surgery, and neuro-ophthalmology. He has published numerous papers in ophthalmology journals and other health forums.
When Dr. Haines has the opportunity, you can find him wondering around a guitar shop or practicing his music – whether it is for the next “Night for Sight”, in support of his foundation’s mission, or just for his own musical growth.
“The overwhelming joy of watching someone see their family and loved ones for the first time – sometimes in decades – underscores the importance of our missions. We are honored by the faith and trust placed in our hands by these beautiful people.” Dr. John Haines