Date: May 29th, 2014
SUSTAINABLE EYE CLINIC OPEN AND OPERATIONAL IN HAITI
After months of planning and hard work, HIS vision is proud to announce that their eye clinic in Haiti is open and operational as of May 17th, 2014. The eye clinic, which is located in Cap Haitien, Haiti, offers a wide variety of optometry services for people, such as eye exams and treatment of eye injuries or diseases.
“The grand opening was very exciting and a blessing,” CEO, Melinda Wilson said. “A blessing not only to us, but to the people of Haiti.” Although the opening of the eye clinic is a huge accomplishment, HIS Vision continues to look forward to development and growth so that the clinic can offer more services to Haiti.
For Wilson, the most rewarding moment of her trip was the opening ceremony. “It was amazing; it was real,” Wilson recounts. “Receiving our first patients as an actual clinic was quite overwhelming…overwhelming in work, but also overwhelming with joy.”
According to the World Health Organization, one of the least expensive and most effective ways of fighting poverty is through the development of eye care. This is a fact that Wilson has truly taken to heart.
“It was exhilarating to be a part of something that could make a difference as far as poverty goes. We’re not only helping with visual needs, but we’re helping spiritually, and we feel that makes the most difference in the long run,” Wilson Said.