Great Shape! Inc.’s iCARE Project provides eye exams, prescription glasses, surgeries, and education. In the areas we work, there are only 2 public health eye care providers for every 500,000 Jamaicans and no public health optometrists. 43% of Jamaicans have NEVER seen or been treated for eye health problems in their lifetime.
Ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, optical technicians, nurses and non-eye care professionals spend one or two weeks on a project in Jamaica, working out of temporary, MASH-style clinics. Our teams partner with the Jamaican Ministry of Health, the Sandals Foundation, VOSH International, Lions Clubs, and Seaboard Marine.
Through our very generous partnership, the Sandals Foundation and Sandals Resorts International provide all accommodations, meals, transportation, logistical support and entertainment at no charge.