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Barbadians take advantage of free eye service


RACHELLE AGARD

Barbadians take advantage of free eye service
Programme director, Dr Steven Stern examining a woman who attended the iCARE clinic. (Picture by Reco Moore)

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Barbadians with eye issues can have their eyes tested and glasses provided free of charge through Great Shape Inc.

Programme director Dr Steven Stern said there is always a need to provide care to those with eye issues and who could not afford to purchase glasses for themselves.

Long lines of people were observed outside Sandals Royal, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church, waiting to see the technicians.

The iCARE team, which hails from the USA and Canada, and is working alongside the Sandals Foundation, will be on island for the next three days.

Stern said already his team had seen nearly 300 people, and anticipated they would see between 1 500 to 2 000 by Thursday. (RA)

Barbadians take advantage of free eye service

Long lines of people waiting to get their eyes checked. (Picture by Reco Moore)