Transforming Lives Through the Gift of Sight

Indigenous Clinics Begin and Expand


Much like you, the COVID-19 pandemic changed many of our plans but out of it came a new way to achieve our mission. 

We call it Indigenous Clinics.


It started with a request from a mission hospital in Papua New Guinea to help establish a basic eye clinic to more

effectively serve their constituents who were requesting help to see. GFV designed and developed no maintenance

refractor kits and thanks to supporters like you, we were able to obtain and donate new eyeglasses, sunglasses and

the supplies needed to get the clinic up and running. 


We refer to this as an indigenous clinic because people in the local area are remotely trained to conduct basic eye

exams and dispense eyeglasses. Our optometrists support them remotely and will visit periodically to handle the

complex cases.


                                                                        That experience led to requests for several other indigenous clinics in Liberia, Chad, Ghana, Sudan and other countries

                                                                        in Africa and the Caribbean. We are actively working on clinics in Liberia, Chad (two locations) and Ghana and will pursue                                                                              the other requests as God provides the funds. 


                                                                         Each indigenous clinic is started with an inventory of a little over 4,000 pairs of eyeglasses in various diopter strengths,

                                                                         sunglasses, GFV developed refractor kits and other miscellaneous supplies.


                                                                         The cost averages out to about $2.50 per pair of eyeglasses.

                                                                          Your donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated and will be applied to the funding and support of these
                                                                           indigenous clinics.



Did you know

  • 246 million in the world have moderate or severe visual impairment**                                                                       

  • 80% of visual impairment is avoidable (readily treatable and/or preventable)**                                                         

  • Restorations of sight is among the most cost-effective interventions in health care




Proverbs 14:31 "Whoever is kind to the needy honors God."


Psalm 67:7 We are blessed to be a blessing to peoples of the earth that they will fear Him.

Matt 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.."

Isaiah 6:8 "And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

**International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

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