June 12, 2015
Vincentians benefit from Lions Club ‘Eye Care 4 U’ initiative

Approximately 700 Vincentians benefitted from the annual “Eye Care 4 U” clinic hosted by the Lions Club Kingstown-SVG, in collaboration with the Mobile Medical Mission from the United States.

The clinic, which ran from May 31 to June 5, saw the 16-member volunteer team carrying out a range of procedures on the eyes, including screenings and surgeries.{{more}}

The clinic, which is the signature project of the club, was held at both the Arnos Vale Sporting Complex and the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital and saw the five doctors (three optometrists and two ophthalmologists) dealing with a range of eye problems, including cataracts, glaucoma and screening for eye glasses.

At the Arnos Vale Sporting Complex, just over 600 persons were screened for vision problems and treated, including some who received free prescription glasses.

At the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, 65 surgeries were carried out, including two corneal transplants and the removal of an orbital tumour.

Head of the team from the Mobile Medical Mission Dr Robert Fisch praised the Lions Club Kingstown-SVG for undertaking this initiative annually and expressed gratitude on behalf of his team for the opportunity to provide this service to the people of SVG.

President of the Lions Club Kingstown-SVG Lion Monica Glasgow hailed this year’s clinic a success.

“It was heartwarming to see the members of the club showing their commitment in our efforts to reach out and touch the lives of the less fortunate in our community.”

She was also grateful for the continued collaboration with the Mobile Medical Mission and stated that their yearly commitment to the project has helped make it a success.