THE Canadian Eyesight Global, supported by the Rotary Club of Surrey-Guildford and the Rotary Club Burnaby, sponsored and organized a successful free eye health clinic at the Khalsa Diwan Society in Vancouver on Sunday, June 25. A team of eye surgeon Dr. David R.S. Neima and Dr. Warren Whitford participated. Tanveer K. Sohal, Chairperson of Community Services, Canadian Eyesight Global, organized the clinic.
Patients with major eye problems were referred to the specialist eye surgeons and doctors for further investigation and treatment. Free eye-drops were given to needy patients. There was even a healthy 100-year-old patient who turned up for an eye check.
Volunteers included Satwant K. Ginder Sangha, Kulwant Sekhon and Peter Beynon, members of Rotary Club Burnaby; President Norman Gluck with his wife and children; Garry Sass and Ashok Bhagnari, members of Rotary Club Surrey-Guildford; Dr. Ashish S. Grover, Dr. Shivans K. Grover, Saroop K. Jubbal, Darshan Mann, Gurmel Dhaliwal, Narendra Jubbal, Amarjit S. Sidhu and others. Two volunteers with vision loss from Canadian National Institute for Blind (CNIB) participated by setting up their table. They explained the programs of CNIB and distributed flyers.
The organizers thanked President Malkit Singh Dhami and the administration of Khalsa Diwan Society, and the dedicated team of doctors and volunteers for participating in and supporting the free eye health clinic.
Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) interested in sponsoring a free eye camp for restoration of eyesight for needy and helpless people in their village in Punjab or any part of India, may contactAnup Singh Jubbal, President, Canadian Eyesight Global, at 604-582-0579 / Canadian Eyesight.org / [email protected].