At Great Lakes Eye Care our mission is to preserve and restore eye care in our community and around the world.
With four convenient office location we offer patients the highest quality medical treatments within an atmosphere of personalized care.d restore eye care in our community and around the world.
At Great Lakes Eye Care our mission is to preserve and restore eye care in our community and around the world. Schedule an appointment today!
Over the years, doctors at Great Lakes Eye Care have worked quite extensively in Africa. In 1999, Dr. Brown moved his family to Tenwek Hospital in Kenya to serve for nearly 2 years. Dr. Seward spent 3 years fairly recently in Lusaka, Zambia serving with Christian Blind Mission.
Vision Outreach International has had many trips to Africa over the years serving in the following countries:
Currently, VOI is planning their third trip to Niger this fall. To read more about this, please click here - https://visionoutreach.org/mission-stories/
Dr. Pletcher has been invited to both Kenya and Rwanda this spring to teach lacrimal surgery and also to work on microscopes in 2 mission hospitals. Dr. Ben Roberts, missionary to Tenwek Hospital, Kenya and Dr. Piet Noe, Belgian ophthalmologist in Kigali, Rwanda are the two ophthalmologists who have asked him to visit.
Many know Dr. Wang as a specialist in the treatment of ophthalmic disease. But did you know Dr. Wang has an eye for the creative arts, as well? He’s a published author, with additional skills as a songwriter, playwright, and photographer. If you’re in for a visit, a sampling of Dr. Wang’s photography portfolio can be seen in each of his exam rooms. He’s composed a number of worship songs, and his latest play, “The King’s Table,” was performed in December of 2018, at the Overflow Church in Benton Harbor.
As a youth, Dr. Wang’s life was transformed by stories. Stories of hope, of an epic life. Stories of redeeming love. Dr. Wang’s young adult science fiction novel, “Mindblades,” explores these themes in detail. This futuristic story centers around a young man who discovers a new universe, residing in his head. For further details, please check out www.andrewmwang.com.
Dr. Wang’s novel is currently in review with a New York editor, and he’ll likely be seeking literary representation in the coming year.
A small task that started as a small interest to help ophthalmologists find the best tools for doing missions has grown into a full grown project of building mobile microscopes. Since 2015, Dr. Pletcher has teamed up with long term missionary to Africa, Sam Powdrill, to create eyeMobil Innovations. Initially they begin to prototype a small microscope to fit into a suitcase to ease travel for those working internationally doing cataract surgery. This microscope weighs just 27 pounds compared with the normal weight of nearly 300+ pounds.
Since beginning, microscopes have been sent for cataract surgery in some of the following locations: Ethiopia, Ghana, Burundi, Kenya, Liberia, Burma, Ecuador, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Honduras.
In 2018, Dr. Pletcher is excited to help launch a brand new improved version of this microscope in December. Several are already slated for delivery to Sudan, Rwanda and South Korea.
See this video which has been put together to promote their latest work.
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