Eye Doctor near Bayside

Fundacion de La Tierra

Dr. Michael Ehrenhaus, MD goes to the Dominican Republic two to three times a year to perform eye examinations and advanced eye surgery, including corneal transplants, for minimal to no cost to the patients.

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Dr. Mike usually plans 5-7 days for each charity mission trip, and while there, perform dozens of surgeries and examinations for the local Dominican population. The patients that are examined and undergo surgery are all examined based on their need and also on their ability or inability to pay for healthcare.

Surgeries and examinations

All performed at MD Ojos in Santiago with the help of Sebastian Guzman, MD. All of the surgeries and procedures that are performed utilize the latest technology and techniques that are available anywhere in the world.

Food donation

Dr. Mike donates food to dozens of poor families in Santiago and often help distribute the food personally when they are local for a mission trip. Many of these recipients would not have had food for the next day if it was not for these donations.

When he is unable to fly to Santiago, Dr. Mike will purchase food to be distributed to the poor families and send it via boat from New York or have it purchased locally in RD to help the local economy as well.

Fundacion de La Tierra

Now, Dr. Mike has joined their forces to create the Fundacion de La Tierra. The purpose of the Fundacion is to strengthen the original goal of helping those less fortunate in the Dominican Republic gain access to eye care and eye surgeries, enable access to better education, and to help provide basic food provisions and household necessities.

The Fundacion will also aim to help those less fortunate elsewhere in the Caribbean, to provide eyecare and eye surgery missions with Dr. Ehrenhaus and Dr. Guzman providing the services through generosity and sponsorship.

Hurricane Relief

Aid from the Fundacion to those in need at the time of the recent hurricanes.

"Giving Hope to Waner"

This was in Santiago this past summer. A show called Body Bizzare contacted us to see if we could help Waner. We accepting the challenge and offered our services free of charge.

Here's a clip from the episode (Season 3. Episode 7).

Donations for Dominican Republic

We donated (to 25 families) rice, beans, pasta, salsa, milk, salt, oil and a whole chicken.