According to the World Health Organization, more than 90% of the world’s visually impaired live in developing countries. The MMI Canada Vision Care Program provides all aspects of eye health care – from initial exams to life changing surgeries and prescription eyeglasses.
MMI Canada’s Vision Care Program is one of our largest and most successful programs. Teams of ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, technicians, nurses, and more support health centers and partner organizations in providing and promoting eye health in a community. 16,000 patients receive care, annually, on one and two week vision care projects. Surgery for cataracts, strabismus, glaucoma, ocluo-plastics, and laser procedures for retina and glaucoma are offered.
MMI Canada supports residency training programs to assist local physicians to become ophthalmologists, including additional fellowship training in retina, anterior segment, oculo-plastics and corneal specialties.
Optical Centers are developed and optometrists are trained to provide eye examinations and screen for disease.