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Global Outreach



Medical mission trips are a common occurrence for many Wheaton Eye Clinic doctors. Our physicians travel to national, as well as international, destinations representing a wide variety of organizations. Each trip varies but, invariably, Wheaton Eye Clinic doctors are asked to lecture and provide clinical teaching for local doctors as well as meet and treat patients through outreach clinics. Often our doctors perform surgeries while local doctors observe and learn new techniques.

As part of the medical mission trip preparation, Wheaton Eye Clinic doctors can spend months collecting instruments, medicines and medical journals/textbooks which will be left behind at the end of a trip. Sometimes doctors will hand carry donated eyes, from the Midwest Eye Bank or the San Diego Eye Bank, for corneal transplant surgeries.

After going out into the world, Wheaton Eye Clinic doctors have a vast array of stories to tell. Fascinating sights from many of these travels are captured in photographs which are displayed throughout our Wheaton clinic offices.

Although the number of countries visited by Wheaton Eye Clinic doctors is constantly growing, a list would include:

Bahamas India Nigeria Thailand
Brazil Indonesia Pakistan Togo
Bulgaria Jordan Paraguay United States
Burundi Kenya Peru Vietnam
Congo Kuwait Rwanda  
Dominican Republic Liberia South Korea  
Egypt Mexico Sudan  
Haiti Nicaragua Syria