Minnesota Eye Consultants team members and providers recently kicked off the first of two-volunteer weekends for the Minnesota Eye Foundation’s charitable event, The Vision Project, at our office in Woodbury.
The Vision Project is the Minnesota Eye Foundation’s longstanding charitable program, where ophthalmologists perform no-cost eye surgery (ranging from cataract to glaucoma and even cornea procedures) benefiting Minnesotans unable to afford care. The program is a volunteer effort supported by a group of surgeons, nurses, and anesthetists from Minnesota Eye Consultants willing to donate their time and expertise to assist those less fortunate. The Foundation works to match eligible patients with volunteer surgeons and provides a financial stipend to subsidize the cost of supplies and equipment required for each procedure.
The event was a huge success, with 17 volunteers, 8 doctors, 2 anesthetists, 1 interpreter and 9 Vision Projects patients. A huge thank you to all the Minnesota Eye Consultants providers, nurses, technicians, and team members for taking the time out of their weekend to help those in need. We look forward to the second volunteer weekend where we’ll help even more patients in need!
For more information on the Vision Project, visit the Minnesota Eye Foundation website here.