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!


April 2022

The Mobile Eye Care Van visited Kharberd Orphanage giving exams to both the residents and the staff.

A total of 372 patients were given exams and assistance!

Mobile Eye Care Van visit to Orran

September 2021

The SOAR Mobile Eye Care Van made a stop at Vanadzor Orran Center providing examinations and care for 71 children.

Summer 2021

The Mobile Eye Care Van visited Tsaghgadzor camp taking care of the children in attendance, seniors from the center in Gyumri, residents of Prkutyun, and children from Sisters of Charity, Spitak.

A total of 505 patients were given exams and assistance!

Mobile Eye Care serving family members of servicemen and those displaced from Artsakh

December 2020

The SOAR Mobile Eyecare Unit in cooperation with Zilfyan Eye Care Center holds “Open Door” for all family members of servicemen and for people who have been displaced from Artsakh to Armenia. In-depth ophthalmological examinations, therapeutic treatment, prescription of glasses will be carried out free-of-charge.

September 2020

After a delay due to Covid, the Mobile Eye Care Van finally made its inaugural run! The first stop was Warm Hearth Geghanist

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!