Canadian Eyesight Global’s successful free eye health clinic in Richmond

A successful Canadian Eyesight Global free eye health clinic, supported by the Rotary Club of Surrey-Guildford, was held at Nanaksar Gurdwara Gursikh Temple in Richmond on Sunday, March 25.

Over 125 people’s eyes were checked by a team of eye surgeon Dr. David R. S. Neima, Vice President, Overseas Programs, Canadian Eyesight Global, Dr. Warren Whitford and Dr. Alacia Remirez.

Patients with eye problems were referred to specialists and eye doctors for further investigation and treatmen. Free eye drops were given to the needy people.

Greetings were sent by Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, Honorary Director of Canadian Eyesight Global, to Tarlochan Singh and members of the gurdwara’s management committee in appreciation of their cooperation and full support for organizing this free eye health clinic.

Special thanks were given by Anup Singh Jubbal, President, Canadian Eyesight Global, to the  dedicated volunteers, including  Rtn. Norman Gluck, President, and his wife and children, Rtn. Garry Sass, Rtn. Fransisco Manalo, the Rotary Club of Surrey-Guildford, Rtn. Satwant K. Ginder (Sangha), Director, Canadian Eyesight Global, Darshan Maan, Harchet Maan, Gurmail Dhaliwal, Sandeep Parhar, Neena Sohal, Saroop Jubbal and others as well as the management committee  of Nanaksar Gudwara Gursikh Temple.

Canadian Eyesight Global, a Canadian not-for-profit society, formerly known as Project Eyesight-India, has carried out numerous cataract surgeries in rural parts of India since 1989. In 2003, it started a program for organizing free eye health clinics on a quarterly basis in British Columbia. Thousands of people have attended these clinics.

Its project has been recognized by the Government of Canada, Rotary International, and non-governmental agencies in Canada and India.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a free eye camp and cataract surgeries in their village in Punjab or any other part of India, should contact Jubbal at 604-582-0579 / www.CanadianEyesight.org / info@CanadianEyesight.org.

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