Vision Outreach International in cooperation with the Christian Ophthalmology Society and the Ash Eye Institute is sending out AN IMMEDIATE CALL for all available Eye Care Professionals to assist in evaluating and helping with eye care needs in the Bahamas. Thousands of individuals are displaced, without their medications or eye glasses, and living in shelters. Hurricane Dorian was one of the worse disasters in the Bahama’s history.
The plan is to screen individuals at the shelters to identify some of the following: (1) Loss of glasses or contacts, (2) Eye injury or irritation, (3) Those who are diabetic or hypertensive, (4)Those over 65 years of age, (5) Those with known glaucoma and no medications, and (6)Those with cataracts and no accessibility for care. The tentative schedule would include screening on Monday – Wednesday, and clinic appointments at the Ash Eye Institute on Thursday and Friday. We encourage volunteers to come for one or two weeks.
Our PRIMARY desire is to show the love of Christ, to maintain the integrity and GOOD NAME of all involved, to be EXCELLENT in our medical eye care, and to improve eye care services for indigent people in the Bahamas.
(NEEDED -Ophthalmologists, ODs, COMT, COT, COA, Nurses)
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In order to GO you must FIRST, fill out an on-line BAHAMA MISSIONS APPLICATION. and pay the $100 application fee. Review the lodging and price structure below. On the application, choose a date and lodging location that best suits your desires. If dates are full, someone from our staff will call you for an alternative date.
SECOND – Every doctor and nurse has to be approved for service by the ministry of health, prior to practicing in the Bahamas. In the past this credentialing took almost a year. Since the Hurricane, officials have informed us that it will only take about 48 hours. Other medical professionals (COT, COA) do not need approval.
Currently, all FLIGHTS will disembark in Nassau. If you have specific questions or concerns, please email [email protected] and we will do our best to assist you.