Hi, we're Dr. Ray Hardy & Krissy Hardy, founders of Bright Eyes Bright Future. During our lives we all have experiences and moments that nudge us in certain directions. Together, as we considered our experiences and desires, we had two thoughts that continually resurfaced; helping others with their vision and empowering children.
With Dr. Hardy running an optometry practice in Bend, OR and Krissy working at keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes at work and home, it was hard to imagine adding anything into our lives. We began to consider how we might be able to help. Over the last decade we have gained an awareness of the vast lack of basic eye care throughout the world. In searching for a way to fill this need Bright Eyes, Bright Future was born.
In 2018 we saw our plans become a reality during 4 clinics in Peru. With a team of volunteers we were able to visit areas where children don't have the eye care they need and/or can't afford those services. Nothing is more fulfilling than watching someone smile as they see the world clearly through their first pair of glasses. Now we look back and can't imagine not adding this work into our lives. We continue to work to find partners and locations to take eye care services to.
In addition to international clinics we want to support children in our own communities. Volunteer opportunities for teens can impact their own lives and those they serve. As we grow so will the opportunities to serve. Follow us and join in on this journey!