IRIS works directly in Cambodia, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It also supports programmes managed by other NGOs in India and Thailand.
Mission statement: to prevent blindness and restore vision.
IRIS was founded to meet the need for ophthalmological care in among the poorest populations of Cambodia. Over the years, the financial support was extended to ophthalmological care programmes in Nepal, Laos and Sri Lanka. .
Fondation Albatros supports IRIS from 2009 to 2013.