Our mission: Global Eye Care, Inc. was created to establish much-needed vision services in developing countries. Dr. Antonio Sims, founder and director of Global Eye Care, Inc., knows of this immense need. She quickly realized the necessity for proper eye care from her firsthand experience of the inadequate facilities in developing countries. For example, there are about 650 ophthalmologists for the 650 million people of Africa. And one in every 100 people in Africa is effected by blindness.
“After my visits to the developing countries and in doing some research, I was able to firmly grasp how tremendous the problem is. Global Eye Care is committed to teaching the local doctors, nurses, and technicians the most up-to-date technologies so they can better serve their people. And I am committed to making this happen,” explains Dr. Sims.
Education is the first step toward prevention. The indigenous people will be taught the importance of proper eye care. Thousands of people will reduce their risk of unnecessary blindness due to glaucoma and cataracts by simply receiving routine eye care. Because glasses are a luxury in most third-world countries, Global Eye Care will also provide eyeglasses and sunglasses for the people.
“Whether we recruit volunteers for one week or a month, collect eyeglasses, or receive the necessary medications, Global Eye Care will provide the local people with the vision care they so desperately need,” describes Dr. Sims.
In developing countries, children suffer from blindness due to malnutrition, men lose their eyesight from warfare, and thousands of people have preventable eye diseases. Global Eye Care will heal men, women, and children by giving them the gift of seeing better. With your support, Global Eye Care will achieve its objectives and aid thousands.
Because the quality of life is in proportion to the quality of vision, all people of the world deserve proper eye care services. “The patients of Global Eye Care might live in Africa, Indonesia or Fiji; all that matters is they will be treated with the best possible and necessary services to better their quality of life,” explains Dr. Sims.
Objectives & Goals:
- Equip and renovate teaching hospitals with modern equipment to educate ophthalmologists.
- Reduce backlog of cataracts and glaucoma.
- Build eye care outreach clinics for needy.
- Recruit volunteers to teach and do surgery in extended stays.
- Prepare and distribute educational materials about eye care for locals.
- Teach local doctors, nurses and technicians how to improve patient care.
- Collect and refurbish used eyeglasses from the USA and distribute to needy.
- Request donations of equipment, supplies, instruments, medications, journals, books and computers.
- Gather monetary donations to help daily operations.
- Form local boards of ophthalmologists to run eye care centers.