John H. Haines, M.D.

Professional Credentials

As a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Haines holds positionsas Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Universityof Utah Health Sciences Center and is a Clinical Instructor at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.

As one of the area’s most experienced ophthalmologists using cutting-edge technological advances in eye care, Dr. Haines is an expert in LASIK refractive surgery, no-stitch cataract surgery, and lens implantation. He also specializes in plastic surgery of the eyelids, treatment of glaucoma, geriatric eye care, and diabetic diseases of the eye.

Dr. Haines is also dedicated to continuing medical education and often speaks at conferences on such topics as ocular genetics, refractive surgery, and neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Haines has published numerous papers in ophthalmology journals and other health journals.

In 2018 and 2020, Dr. Haines was awarded First Place in the Register-Guard Readers’ Choice Awards in the “Favorite Eye Surgeon” category.

Bedside Manner

Dr. Haines’ authenticity enables patients to have a deep bond of trust in him. Whether it is his easy-going demeanor, personable interaction style, or deeply engaging nature, Dr. Haines makes patients feel as though he’s known them for years (and for so many of them he has). In fact, he’s just as comfortable having his patients and colleagues call him by his first name than Dr. Haines.


Dr. Haines holds a special interest in ophthalmology in developing nations. This comes from witnessing firsthand the desperate need for healthcare in these countries. For the last 27 years, Dr. Haines has conducted annual missions to a variety of countries around the world to perform cataract removal surgeries free of charge. During these missions, he also teaches local ophthalmologists the latest techniques in eye care to better serve their citizens. In 2011, Dr. Haines and his wife, Joy, set up the Give Me Sight Foundation to generate additional funding and support from the community to provide for even more cataract removal surgeries.

During 2016’s mission to Myanmar, Dr. Haines and his team were followed by a documentary crew in order to get detailed insight into the impact that Dr. Haines’ philanthropic work has on local communities and the lives of individuals. The film was duly named Give Me Sight. It turned out to be such a high quality work that it won Best Documentary Feature by the Oregon International Film Awards and Honorable Mention by the International Independent Film Awards.



This is a moving and inspirational story that gives an in-depth look at why the work of Dr. Haines and the Give Me Sight Foundation is so important to restoring quality of life and sense of self-worth to people around the world. To watch this fascinating and documentary, watch the full-length version below.

You can also make a tax-deductible donation to the cause of Dr. Haines and the Give Me Sight Foundation by clicking here.