Bola’s trip with Jamaica with the iCare Vision Project


Bola went to Jamaica thru the iCare Vision Project this fall and had a life changing experience. Her team helped 1850 patients in 4 days!


There are no public health eye care providers in Western Jamaica, so the iCare volunteers provided eye exams, surgery referrals, eyeglasses, and sunglasses the patients they saw.

The majority of iCare volunteers were part of a group called VOSH Northwest (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity). Of the volunteers, 21 were from Seattle, WA and one was from Portland, OR.

You can find out more about the Great Shape! program & donate online through their website: http://www.gsjamaica.org. We are always collecting old prescription glasses at the shop for programs like iCare and the Lion’s Club, so feel free to drop by your old glasses too!


This was the line waiting for care the first day!

See the rest of Bola’s pics on our Flickr.

Eyes on Fremont