RestoringVision’s Board of Directors Promotes Executive Director Pelin Munis with New Title of CEO as Growth Accelerates

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (December 8, 2022) – Pelin Munis, Ph.D., has been promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer of RestoringVision. Leading the global nonprofit through a period of growth this year, the organization will reach 3.5 million people living on less than $2 a day with the vision services and eyeglasses they need to see clearly.

Munis joined RestoringVision as its executive director in 2015. The organization’s board of directors promoted Munis to the position of CEO at its November 3 meeting as RestoringVision has rapidly expanded throughout the past year and aims to scale its programs even further over the course of 2023 and beyond.

Together with the RestoringVision team, Munis recently achieved the organization’s most significant milestone yet – reaching more than 22 million people globally with its vision services and eyeglasses since the organization’s inception in 2003.

Under her leadership, RestoringVision has built an unparalleled network of 2,500 NGO and government partners that have added vision programs to their work.

Through advocacy and the building of these strategic partnerships, RestoringVision has expanded its vision programs from 70 countries to 144 countries since Munis joined the organization in 2015.

RestoringVision now has a growth trajectory in which 10 million people could be impacted by its services worldwide annually as it secures new philanthropic investments.

RestoringVision is a global nonprofit dedicated to creating equitable access to vision services and eyeglasses for individuals living on less than $2 a day.  One billion people have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or is yet to be addressed, 81% of which could be corrected with a simple pair of reading glasses. We address this by partnering with our unparalleled network of more than 2,500 NGOs and governments to provide life-changing vision screenings and eyeglasses to millions of people who could not access them otherwise. For more information, visit

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Stephanie Godward
Sr. Manager of Communications and Marketing, RestoringVision
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