The first three Thursdays in the month of December, you can enjoy savings on glasses, learn about LASIK, and enjoy a wonderful presentation about a recent humanitarian trip to Mexico.
And while you’re here, enjoy music and refreshments at our bistro, Coffee Hound!
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Dr. Curt Young will make a presentation about his October trip to Mexico where he and his team of technicians performed a record 104 surgeries in 5 days to restore sight to some of Mexico’s poorest communities. Read more here!
Stay tuned for more information!
A big thank you to all those involved in our mission trip to Mexico – donators, volunteers, supporters, patients, locals – this all happened with your help!
“It was so humbling – I mean, how do you put an experience like that into words? … We got to practice medicine in its purest form. … We were just helping people who don’t have access to this care otherwise.
They traveled hundreds of miles on a bus just to get to us. We would pull up everyday and there would be 3-5 buses of patients waiting for us to take care of them. I feel very blessed to have been a part of it.”
-Elizabeth Bousquet, an ophthalmic assistant at Vision Care of Maine
Check out some photos of our team from the past week down in Monterrey, where they performed 400 cataract surgeries in 5 days:
What is the goal of this mission trip to Monterrey, Mexico?
What is the most rewarding part of helping those in need?
How can we help?
On October 1, 2016 Dr. Curt Young and a team of 6 ophthalmic technicians will travel to Monterrey, Mexico to participate in a mission with 5 other eye teams from around the U.S. to provide cataract surgeries to some of Mexico’s lowest-income areas.
On October 1, 2016 Dr. Curt Young and a team of 6 ophthalmic technicians will travel to Monterrey, Mexico to participate in a mission with 5 other eye teams from around the U.S. to provide cataract surgeries to some of Mexico’s lowest-income areas. Dr. Young and his team are volunteering their time and expertise as well as providing the surgical supplies to perform more than 150 cataract surgeries in 5 days to restore sight to those who have become blind with cataracts.
Our team of eye care professionals is dedicated to ensuring that the people who trust us with their vision care receive the most advanced medical and surgical eye care available anywhere.
However, this is not the case in other parts of the world, so we at Vision Care of Maine are taking our expertise and technologies on the road to Mexico for a mission trip to restore the sight to more than 150 people in need.
In the United States we are blessed to be able to have a cataract surgery before it causes us to lose the ability to go about our lives normally. Unfortunately, over 285 million people worldwide live with low vision or blindness. 90% of those live in low-income countries and do not have the resources or access to services that are easily within reach in the U.S.
We thank you in advance for joining Vision Care of Maine’s ‘Vision for Compassion’ by supporting a partial, full or multiple eye surgeries ($250 for each surgery).
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Dr. James Diamond, Chairman of Retinal Surgery at Tulane University, Dr. Young’s alma mater, is considered a renowned pioneer in the development of vitrectomy instrumentation and surgical techniques and is an innovator in the field of ophthalmology.
Dr. Young even trained underneath Dr. Diamond during his time at Tulane for his Retina Fellowship. Watch below!