FAQ

Q: Do we need to be trained in the eye profession?
A: NO!  GEM will train and support lay people to hold a vision clinic on their mission trip.

 

Q: How many team members are needed to hold a vision clinic?
A: We recommend 4-7 people.

 

Q: We are interested in holding a vision clinic.  What does GEM provide?  What does our team need to provide and what will it cost?
A: GLOBAL EYEGLASS MINISTRY WILL PROVIDE…

ALL TRAINING AND SUPPORT:

  • Training handbook
  • Training DVDs from Kendall Optometry Ministry
  • Training with the autorefractor and computer software
  • Practice vision clinic from set up to completion
  • Notarized lease agreement with GEM & Mission team/church
  • Certificate of Registration for US Customs and Border Protection

ALL EQUIPMENT NECESSARY FOR THE VISION CLINIC:

  • Autorefractor, laptop, software, printer, suitcases filled with used prescription eyeglasses, readers & miscellaneous supplies.  Sunglasses & eyeglass cases if the mission team packs them in their own luggage.

MISSION TEAM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR…

  • $200 maintenance fee
  • $75 per day of trip
  • Insurance from Gallagher Charitable Insurance:  approx $350-375
    • $100 or $250 deductible
    • GEM will list all of the equipment on the insurance form for the mission team.
  • A security deposit is required equal to the deductible amount chosen by the team.  This will be used in the event of damage/loss or for the deductible, if the damage/loss amount exceeds the deductible amount.  This deposit will be returned upon return of complete and undamaged kit.
  • Shipping of equipment, depending on your location.
  • Packing baby wipes, Germ-X, etc for team members at the vision clinics.
  • Outreach resources, dependent on mission trip plans
    • www.campuscrusade.com:  Bibles, 4 Spiritual Laws
    • www.jesusfilmstore.com:  Jesus DVD $6.95
    • VBS materials, craft projects, bubbles, candy, etc.

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