TWECS eye teams are made up of 10-15 members that include eye doctors, opticians and lay volunteers who have no optical experience yet have a great desire to help. Each volunteer who joins a project pays their own expenses.
We set up a mobile clinic in a church, a schoolhouse or a town square, anywhere that people from the mountain villages or city barrios can find us. During a project we can help 4,000 to 5,000 people depending on the number of team members and the number of eyeglasses that he have collected and sorted in the eyeglass warehouse at the Burnaby-Lougheed Lions Club.
If an Ophthalmologist is available and a proper operating theatre can be arranged, cataract surgeries are performed by eye surgeons.