Through the team efforts of BelizeKids.org (BKO), Canary Cove, Stanford University in California, USA, the San Pedro Lions Club, and the Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI), San Pedro Town now has its first-ever, free eye clinic. Located at the current San Pedro Lions Den’s BCVI examination room, the eye clinic is now equipped with all necessary machines in order to provide an array of services.
After the ribbon cutting ceremony, attendees were invited to take a look inside of the new eye clinic. Listwin explained that the clinic’s first step will be to continue to visit island schools, and use an autorefractor to determine the children’s eyesight. If the child fails the test and needs a follow-up, they will be referred to the eye clinic for further examination. Running the clinic will be volunteer ophthalmologists from Stanford.
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