Eye clinic to be opened in San Pedro town by Belizekids.org

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Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2016. 11:05 a.m. CST.


By BBN Staff: Belizekids.org held a meeting on Thursday, October 6, with members from the Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI) and members from the San Pedro Lions Club.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss their objectives and upcoming plans to open a vision clinic in San Pedro Town.

BelizeKids.org is a non-profit organization with focus on helping children in Belize.

By establishing this free clinic, it will allow children, along with members of the community, to receive an array of eye services.

The founder of BelizeKids.org, Don Listwin, Dr. Caroline Fisher, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford University in California, USA, Executive President of BCVI, Joan Musa, Executive Director of BCVI, Carla Musa, Gil Nuñez of Canary Coves, Lion President Nigel Belisle, Lion Jan Brown, and BelizeKids.org facilitators Jeff Spiegel and Rebecca Coutant were all in attendance at the meeting.

The mission of the organization remains with much emphasis on education and healthcare, Listwin is confident that he will reach his goal of opening the eye clinic.

According to the San Pedro Sun, the location of the clinic was decided at the meeting to be at the current BCI examination room at the Lions Den.

This is a collaborative effort between Belizekids.org and the BCVI.

It is expected to open next year.

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