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Eye Love Giving Back

 Eye Love Giving Back

We had the privilege to partner with Great Shape! Inc. and the iCARE Program to serve the communities of Jamaica and Turk & Caicos this year, experiencing the great joy of our patients seeing properly, often for the first time in their lives.

Witnessing this is emotionally moving and incredibly humbling – way beyond words. In the clinics we saw:

  •  A little boy making his own pair of glasses while his mother watched proudly.
  • A little girl with strabismus (crossed eyes) receive two pair of custom-made glasses designed to permanently correct her condition since it was corrected in time. Her family travelled from Exchange, St. Ann to Little London, Westmoreland – a 4 hour drive each way.
  • A woman in her eighties breaking into a big smile as she put on her new glasses and clearly saw her great-grandchild’s face for the first time.

These are only a few of the countless blessings that occur over and over again in these "pop up" clinics each day. We are honored to be in a position to provide these services where they are most needed. 

 

The metrics for three iCARE 2018 sites are as follows:

Clinic Site 1: Community Fellowship Centre – Providenciales, TCI – 7/30/2018 to 8/3/2018

  • 41 volunteers
    • Includes 8 doctors (1 Ophthalmologist, 7 Optometrists), 5 RNs, and 6 Opticians
  • 2482 vision exams in clinic
  • Over 1200 nurse visits – with blood pressure and/or blood sugar screenings
  • Distributed 943 pairs of prescription glasses
  • Will make (in the US) and return 67 pairs of custom prescription glasses
  • Distributed 975 pairs of reading glasses
  • Distributed 2000 pairs of sunglasses
  • ~US$571,435 value in goods and services

Clinic Site 2: Steer Town Methodist Church, Falmouth Regional Hospital, & Cornwall Regional Hospital – 10/15/2018 to 10/19/2018

  • 45 volunteers
    • Includes 17 doctors (3 Ophthalmologists, 10 Optometrists, 4 other), 3 RNs, and 7 Opticians
  • 1857 vision exams in clinic
  • 1566 vision exams in local schools (Ocho Rios Primary, Steer Town Primary, & Exchange All Age)
  • 34 cataract surgeries
  • 145 SLT laser surgeries (Steer Town Clinic and Cornwall Regional Hospital)
  • Over 1000 nurse visits – with blood pressure and/or blood sugar screenings
  • Distributed 705 pairs of prescription glasses (includes 185 pairs made in our clinic)
  • Will make (in the US) and return 62 pairs of custom prescription glasses
  • Distributed 1151 pairs of reading glasses
  • Distributed 2024 pairs of sunglasses
  • ~US$825,109 value in goods and services

Clinic Site 3: Christian Fellowship Church of God & Cornwall Regional Hospital – 10/29/2018 to 11/2/2018

  • 49 volunteers
    • Includes 11 doctors (2 Ophthalmologists, 9 Optometrists), 4 RNs, and 10 Opticians
  • 1944 vision exams in clinic
  • 702 vision exams in local schools (Little London Primary, Negril All Age, & Broughton Primary)
  • 110 SLT laser surgeries (Little London Clinic & Cornwall Regional Hospital)
  • 33 Diabetic Retinopathy PRP laser surgeries (Little London Clinic & Cornwall Regional Hospital)
  • Over 1000 nurse visits – with blood pressure and/or blood sugar screenings
  • Distributed 739 pairs of prescription glasses (includes 98 pairs made in our clinic)
  • Will make (in the US) and return 34 pairs of custom prescription glasses
  • Distributed 1205 pairs of reading glasses
  • Distributed 2119 pairs of sunglasses
  • ~US$731,008 value in goods and services

Remember: With every product you purchase, Eye Love gives an eye exam, glasses, and sunglasses to someone in need. Because of all of you, it is possible for us to give back to the communities who need it most and it allows us to travel to countries that greatly need eye care. We continue to research ways in which we can make our efforts more sustainable, and we look forward to seeing where this journey takes us.

We can't say thank you enough for your continued support! It has been a wonderful year of giving back and we can't wait to see what next year holds!

 

One Love,

Eye Love Giving Back

Drs. Travis and Jenna Zigler 

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