Worldwide registry showcases volunteer opportunities in eye care

The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology provides eye-care professionals with information about how and where to volunteer around the world through its EyeCare Volunteer Registry ( www.eyecarevolunteer.org ).

The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology provides eye-care professionals with information about how and where to volunteer around the world through its EyeCare Volunteer Registry (www.eyecarevolunteer.org).

The Web site offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Some include joining a medical mission coordinated by a U.S.-based organization; going to a clinic or hospital in developing countries to examine patients, perform surgery, or teach local physicians and students; or becoming a telemedicine volunteer and providing e-consultations to patients and colleagues who are in another country or continent.