“Changing Lives Every Day” doesn’t only apply to patients here in Arizona. On February 8, 2013, BDPEC’s William Schiff, OD, Amber Gearhart, RN-Director of Nursing, and surgical technician Sarah Walczak, joined forces with Stephen Hwang, MD, and Robert Brems, MD, to traverse the globe all the way to the Phillipines. The group was part of the Phoenix Filipino-American Lions Club and the Lions Vision Center of Arizona’s trip to help patients in Anogon, Rizal Philippines.
After 16 arduous hours of travel time, the team arrived and helped with 219 cataract surgeries as well as dispensing over 5,000 eyeglasses to grateful patients of all ages, over the course of 4 days.
A special thank you goes out to Alcon and AZVisionaries for donating the supplies.