On Jul 14, 2011, we were invited to participate the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital Canada Goodwill Tour Vancouver Visit. We were given an exclusive on-board tour of the DC 10 Flying Eye Hospital and learn about ORBIS’s mission. It was definitely a fun and meaningful trip!
According to ORBIS Canada, here is a brief description of the Flying Eye Hospital:
“The ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital is the result of a unique and lasting alliance forged between the medical and aviation industries. This airborne eye hospital makes it possible for ORBIS to relocate an ophthalmic teaching facility to airports throughout the developing world. The ORBIS medical team provides hands-on training to local eye care professionals and conveys the latest medical knowledge to treat patients and restore sight. On the outside, the plane is like most other aircraft. Inside, however, it is like no other aircraft in the world.”
To learn more about ORBIS Canada’s mission and visions, please visit their official website.
Have a watch on this video and learn more about the core values of ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital. Please note that due to some eye surgery scenes in the video, viewer discretion is advised!