CANADIAN Eyesight Global has partnered with the Canadian National Institute of Blind (CNIB) and is organizing a free eye health clinic on Sunday, April 12, 1-4 p.m., at Richmond’s Nanak Niwas Sikh Temple, 8600 No.5 Road.
Canadian Eyesight Global, formerly Project Eyesight-India, celebrated its 25th anniversary on September 26, 2014. The organization has successfully sponsored thousands of people for free cataract surgeries and treated countless people for avoidable blindness in rural parts of India since 1989, joined by over 250 Rotary Clubs, local eye hospitals and dedicated volunteers in India. This eye project has been recognized by the Canadian government, Rotary International and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) in Canada and India.
A dedicated team of eminent eye surgeons including Dr. David R.S. Neima, Vice President, Canadian Eyesight Global, will participate in the free eye health clinic. Patients with serious eye problems will be referred to the specialists for further investigation and treatment. Free eye drops will be given to needy patients.
CNIB is partnering with Canadian Eyesight Global and will put up CNIB information tables. It will be providing the CNIB new strategic plan, “The Path to Change,” to individuals who may not otherwise have access to it. More than 2,000 children under 12 and their families rely on CNIB each year. CNIB delivers complimentary programs and services that empower people who are blind or partially sighted to achieve their goals and reach their highest potential. CNIB provides access to products and technology that enables people to lead fuller, more independent lives.
Canadian Eyesight Global urges Canadians to get regular eye exams once a year as early detection is key to dealing with leading causes of vision loss. Wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME) are most common causes of vision loss and according to the World Health Organization, 75% percent are preventable or treatable if detected early. Many eye diseases have no symptoms and can only be detected through an eye exam.
Non Resident Indians (NRIs) interested in sponsoring an eye camp in their village in Punjab or any part of India, may contact Canadian Eyesight Global.
Canadian Eyesight Global is seeking support from NRIs for the establishment of a primary care eye hospital and prevention blindness centre. You can contact Anup S. Jubbal, President, Canadian Eyesight Global, at (604)582-0579, fax (604) 582-5426, or email info@CanadianEyesight.org.