About This Team

Country: Panama

Arrival Date: 06/09/2018

Departure Date: 06/17/2018

Duration: 9 days

Arrival City: Panama City

Departure City: Panama City

Cost: $1695.00

Volunteers will be working in ISL partner communities to provide optometry services to those in need. While in Panama they will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.
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About Optometry

The World Health Organization has determined that lack of eye-care is one of the most crucial needs in developing countries. Because refractive needs and other eye problems don’t necessarily cause immediate pain, eye care is often under prioritized when resources are limited, – especially for children. Through ISL, thousands of the underserved have received eyewear and eye care.

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About Panama

Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, Panama is the southernmost country in Central America. With access to two different oceans, and containing mountains, a vast rainforest, the modern metropolis of Panama City and the Panama Canal, there is a lot to do and see. Panama contains a rich array of cultures ranging from indigenous and Latino to peoples of African, Asian, and European descent.

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