WHAT WE DON'T DO
Unlike other providers of free medical care to the poor, Global Sight Solutions will not fund medical teams purely to work in temporary camps for short periods of time UNLESS such an activity is to educate and inspire those locally, thereby leading with certainty to an eye hospital being established in the foreseeable future.
Similarly we will not fund eye surgeon training UNLESS again it will lead with certainty to an eye hospital being established in the foreseeable future, or will augment skills in existing or planned new hospitals.
With the exception of providing prescription spectacles to our own post-operative patients when required, Global Sight Solutions does not as a matter of course involve itself either with the provision of spectacles or the recycling of second hand spectacles. Others are better placed to do this.
As a surgically orientated charity Global Sight Solutions does not involve itself with the provision of medicines for diseases such as river blindness and trachoma as again others are better placed to do so.
Global Sight Solutions does not as a matter of course provide opportunities for surgeons or nurses to undertake work experience programmes unless there is a clear commitment to join our team.
In order to diagnose who is in need of Global Sight Solutions' eye care services, we insist that regular assessment camp programmes are undertaken at every hospital. Such assessments also include basic medical examinations and health and hygiene education. Patients who exhibit non eye care problems are invariably referred to local specialists where such expertise exists.