Saving Sight for a Lifetime
Make a difference - help restore the vision of a child, a grandparent or a parent around the world. Here are some examples of what a small amount of money can do:
- $5 will sponsor 1 pair of glasses for a needy child
- $50 will sponsor 10 pairs of glasses
- $75 will sponsor 1 cataract operation
- $200 will sponsor surgery to restore a child's sight
- $475 will sponsor a cataract surgery instrument set
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Make a gift in tribute to someone special. Honoring a friend, family member, or colleague with a gift to the International Eye Foundation is a wonderful way to recognize a significant achievement or a milestone. You will be helping others with the gift of sight as you pay tribute to that special person. IEF will send an acknowledgement card in your name to the person(s) being honored.
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"Clinique Vision Plus " Open to Patients in Cap-Haïtien
As a new week dawned on February 18th, 2013, Clinique Vision Plus opened its doors to patients in Cap Haitian, Haiti. This new, full service eye clinic has adopted IEF’s social enterprise model and serves both charity and private patients, a key component to sustainability. The staff examined and treated 148 patients including 78 patients on the charity side.
Patients wait to be seen in the charity reception area. Photo credit Juan Francisco Yee, Visualiza
IEF's Raheem Rahmathullah and Visualiza's Juan Francisco Yee provided orientation and training for the new staff. They monitored and reviewed all activities to ensure a smooth flow and high standards.
Drs. Roney and Lucien examining their first patients in the new clinic. Photo credit Juan Francisco Yee, Visualiza
The clinic is designed to accommodate the needs of all patients including the poorest. It is equipped for diagnostic examinations, refraction and provision of eye glasses. A well equipped operating theatre enables the eye surgeons to perform modern, sight-restoring operations. To reach the poorest populations in outlying communities, a comprehensive outreach service will screen and refer patients to the base clinic for surgery.
For over a year, Dr. Guerline Roney and Dr. Marie Carmelle Lucien have guided the implementation plans to build, equip, and staff the new clinic. The development process was a joint venture supported by IEF and Vision for the Poor with technical assistance by Visualiza in Guatemala. Additionally, Deseret International generously provided needed equipment and supplies.
The opening of Clinique Vision Plus is one step in Haiti’s growth and development in the eye care sector offering sight saving services to millions in need of eye care. IEF is proud to have played a part in bringing Clinique Vision Plus to life.
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