Description: Unite for Sight Volunteers assist teams in rural villages, refugee camps, and slums. Volunteers are immersed in international health and development programs while providing eye care to patients living in extreme poverty.
Skills & Experience:
Volunteers are accepted on a first come first served basis. Although Health and especially eye health specialists are keenly sought, volunteers are also needed in broad skill based community outreach centers.
Volunteers range from undergraduate students to medical students, public health students and professionals, nurses, educators, opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists. Non-eye care professionals serve as community-based assistants for local eye doctors. Optometrists and ophthalmologists provide optometry and ophthalmic care for patients while also providing skills transfer for the local eye care professionals.
Unite for sight is a highly recommended program, and has also featured on CNN.