Health in Sight Mission of Roatan
is a Christian-based outreach program made up of professional and lay volunteers sharing in the goal of bringing improved medical and specialized care to the indigent population of Roatan, Honduras.
Health in Sight Mission Begins
Dr. Darin Bowers and his wife, Pam have a chance encounter with Lynchburg resident, Ben Rosenthal. Ben describes his experiences volunteering in Roatan, Honduras and informs the Bowers family of the dire medical needs on the island.
June 12, 2005
The Bowers family, along with a team of volunteers, traveled to Roatan for the first time. Of the hundreds of people they screened for cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal diseases, a large number required treatment for cataracts and glaucoma.
The first time Ophthalmic Surgical Care was brought to the island of Roatan, and has since returned yearly to provide eye exams and surgery. The mission has grown to include doctors from around the U.S. and two mainland Honduran ophthalmologists.
The Health in Sight team recognized the need to expand services and include general medical care on a regular basis. Health in Sight Mission had made it possible to have a nurse and physician at the clinic several days a week.
Dr. Dan Solverson connects with Dr. Darin Bowers through his relationship between Clinica Esperanza and Health in Sight Mission. Dr. Solverson starts leading yearly teams which include his wife, Jo, a nurse practitioner, friends, and family. His two oldest children are put to work.
Health in Sight Mission Vice-President Dr. Paul Kang led his first mission trip in Roatan. They were able screen 100+ patients and perform 16 surgeries with the assistance of ophthalmologist Dr. Theresa Thurla from New Orleans, and K.J., a retired local nurse.
Led by Dr. Bowers, we completed our 16th trip to Roatan. With the help of our volunteers and Drs. Craig Mitchim, Theresa Turla, Leana Long and Jenny Yu, we were able to help more than 250 patients.
Your Help Can
Change A Life Forever
Will you support our volunteer-driven mission to provide vision and medical services for people in need?