MOBILE EYE CARE PROJECT

SOAR Mobile Eye Care Project provides traveling vision care for children housed in Armenia’s residential childcare institutions (orphanages and special boarding schools), for children and families who receive services through specialized day centers in Gyumri, Vanadzor, and Yerevan, and to children and adults in remote villages across Armenia. SOAR is hoping to impact over 2,000 children and adults annually, targeting 40-50 patients per week.

SOAR’s traveling clinic will refer more serious cases to Yerevan, where consultant Dr. Artashes Zilfyan has offered to conduct all subsequent examinations and treatment free of charge. Transportation to Yerevan for all follow-up appointments will be provided by SOAR. Our mobile eye care clinic thus has the ability to not only remedy basic vision problems onsite, but address serious eye care issues at no additional cost or inconvenience to thousands of patients across Armenia!

UPDATES

Outside Mobile Eye Care Van

March 2020

Ready to roll!

March 2020

Equipment installation is almost complete. We should be ready to roll soon!

Work on mobile eye care van

February 2020

Almost there!

January 2020

The van is currently being adapted for our Mobile Eye Care Project. The walls and floor of the van are nearly complete, after which the equipment will be installed. We should be operational by mid February!

Mobile Eye Care Van Being Outfitted

October 2019

SOAR received approval from the humanitarian committee, and the van for SOAR’s Mobile Eye Care Project was released to our staff last month.  We are now in the process of customizing the interior of the van for the Eye Care Project!