Mission Accomplished - iCARE Mission To Turks & Caicos Was an Overwhelming Success
In our inaugural week in Turks & Caicos with Great Shape, Inc. and the iCARE Project, our amazing team of 41 volunteers served 2482 patients (7.8% of the country!) and will make and return 68 custom pairs of prescription glasses. The nurses performed over 1200 blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, and 75% of those patients were outside of healthy parameters.
Since iCARE began in 2009, they have served over 31,457 for a value in goods and services of approximately $9 million.
Thanks for ALL your help and being a part of team Eye Love!
If you want to volunteer for a mission trip click here (no you do not need to be a doctor or have any special skills, just an open heart and a willingness to serve).
We don't just do eye care, there are opportunities in education and dental too!
Dr. Travis examining young patients
Visual acuities: How well can they see?
Looking at the front of the eyes with a slit lamp
Our wonderful Turks and Caicos team!
New glasses! Love those smiles!
Dispensing a new pair of glasses
Checking a prescription with refraction
Examining the health of the back of the eyes
The clinic "waiting room"
The beautiful beach at Turks and Caicos, home to the third largest reef in the world!
HUUUUGE THANK YOU!!
Due to the support of our great patients/customers, aka YOU, we have been able to dedicate our lives to help end preventable blindness. 700 million people are blind in this world due to lack of glasses and by purchasing from Eye Love, you help put a dent in that massive number.
For that, we thank you so much!
Drs. Jenna and Travis Zigler (and Jude)
SeeOO, SeeEO, and model (Jude) of Eye Love
- Dr. Travis Zigler