FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, August 8, Orbis International, with generous support from Alcon, the global leader in eye care, will kick off its first in-person training project on board the Flying Eye Hospital – a fully accredited ophthalmic teaching hospital on board a plane – since the pandemic began. Over a two-week period, Orbis's clinical staff and Volunteer Faculty (medical experts) along with Alcon bioengineers and trainers will share their knowledge with nearly 50 ophthalmologists, ophthalmology residents, nurses and biomedical engineers from several countries throughout the Caribbean,1 helping them build skills to fight avoidable blindness in their communities.
- Simulation training allows the visiting eye care teams to grow their confidence in a training environment before moving on to real-life surgical procedures.
- Since 1982, three generations of the Flying Eye Hospital have taken training to eye care teams in over 95 countries around the world.
- In 2020, Orbis reimagined in-person Flying Eye Hospital trainings as virtual ones to ensure that eye care teams could still access critical training safely during the pandemic.
- Our more than 24,000 associates are enhancing the quality of life through innovative products, partnerships with Eye Care Professionals and programs that advance access to quality eye care.