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#391857 - 11/04/10 10:04 AM eye doctor  
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DeeDeeuz Offline
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I am wondering if there is a reputable eye doctor there on Ambergirs Caye. We are going to be on the caye in February and my husband would like to go to an eye doctor there - he assumes it will be much cheaper then here in rural Oregon

#391865 - 11/04/10 10:59 AM Re: eye doctor [Re: DeeDeeuz]  
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I know of no eye doctor on AC. There is one in Belize City.
Don't assume things are cheaper here, necessarily. Sometimes going to a medical practitioner here can be about the same as the States. It's kinda a pay what you can afford thing, and it is often assumed that gringos can afford to pay more. So, gringos are charged more. That isn't a bad thing either, as local Belizeans who might not be able to afford much, can get medical care. Think of the "sliding scale" of your local community run clinic.

#391866 - 11/04/10 11:15 AM Re: eye doctor [Re: DeeDeeuz]  
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The blog post below has prices for seeing an eye doctor on the mainland.

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#391885 - 11/04/10 12:40 PM Re: eye doctor [Re: DeeDeeuz]  
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Hoy Eye Center doc no longer comes out to the island? He used to have a regular island schedule and I saw him in SP.

Definately not cheaper!!

#391888 - 11/04/10 12:46 PM Re: eye doctor [Re: DeeDeeuz]  
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Belize does not have the "medical tourism" that some other places do. Yet.

#391892 - 11/04/10 01:36 PM Re: eye doctor [Re: DeeDeeuz]  
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There is a dentist in Placencia now, Dr. Delilah Vanzie.

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#391925 - 11/04/10 05:38 PM Re: eye doctor [Re: DeeDeeuz]  
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Here are the 3 opthamologists I know in Belize City. I have been to the first 2 and consider them excellent; also just walked in without an appointment. Consultation fee was BZ$50 to $60 a few years ago.

Dr Hegar Amin, 9 Daly Street
Phone: 224-5038 or 224-4840

Dr Victoriano Valdez, corner Lizarraga Ave & St Thomas St
Phone: 223-5886

Hoy Eye Center, corner of St Joseph & St Thomas Streets
Phone: 223-0994

I also know a good opthamologist in Chetumal (MX$300 per consultation), but he doesn't speak English (let me know if you need the address). I think there is another one who does speak English, but I haven't got any more information about him.

#391927 - 11/04/10 05:56 PM Re: eye doctor [Re: MisterB266]  
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Tim Callanan Offline
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We have such good inexpensive health care here . Hoy has a great office and reputation , the other Dr.s are probably just as good.

#391929 - 11/04/10 06:23 PM Re: eye doctor [Re: DeeDeeuz]  
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MisterB266 Offline
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There should be no question about the reputations of Drs. Valdez and Amin; they were recommended first & second by medical professionals.

#391985 - 11/05/10 10:43 AM Re: eye doctor [Re: MisterB266]  
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Tim Callanan Offline
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We are lucky to have such wonderful and compassionate doctors among us .

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