Vincentians will again have the opportunity to benefit from quality Eye Care services in association with Beacon Insurance Company with support from a team of Volunteers from the USA Mobile Medical Eye Care Mission. The Team comprises Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Dermatologists, other Eye Specialists, and trained Assistants.
Eye testing and distribution of Eye glasses and medications will again be conducted at the Medical Facility of the National Sports Council at Arnos Vale from Monday, May 30th to Friday, June 1st from 8.00 am daily. Early Registration takes place at the Lions building at Frenches gate in Kingstown from Wednesday, April 6th to Friday the 8th from 10 am to noon each day.
A team of Eye Surgeons will be based from May 29th to June 3rd at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital where they will conduct Surgeries, Lasers and Consultations. Only patients on the Hospital list, and those referred by the Ophthalmologists will be seen by the Doctors at the Hospital. In 2015, nearly sixty Eye surgeries were successfully performed at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, and six hundred persons received free Eye glasses.
This year marks 41 years of free Eye care services to St. Vincent and the Grenadines from the USA Mobile Medical Mission.