The Vision Mission USA is a Non-Profit Organization started by Doctors and Professionals, with the purpose of providing free eye care to those in need in Southeast and South Asia. It is modeled after The Vision Mission Singapore with a similar mission. We wish to set up and operate sustainable eye care programs focusing on treating cataracts in areas of need, in collaboration with local ophthalmologists.
Who we are
Dr. William Plum is the founder of The Vision Mission USA. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and will complete his ophthalmology training at the Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University. He is passionate about decreasing the global burden of blindness in areas of greatest need. He has volunteered in free clinics and conducted a recent mission trip to Mozambique.
Dr. Jayant V Iyer is the co-director of The Vision Mission USA. He is a consultant with the glaucoma department at Singapore National Eye Center (SNEC) and completed his clinical fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University Wilmer Eye Institute. He founded The Vision Mission in Singapore in 2014, helping more than 4,000 patients regain sight in India and Sri Lanka. He is also involved with the Lifeline Express China, a nonprofit aiming to improve the standard of ophthalmic care across China.
James is a graduate of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and has over eight years of experience in financial management, risk assessment, and auditing. His expertise includes Federal Financial Statement Audits, Agreed Upon Procedure Engagements, Fraud & Enterprise Risk Assessments, A-123 Internal Control Reviews, and IPERA reviews for various government agencies including the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.