Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI)
PO Box 525, Lions Building, Princess Margaret Drive
Contact person: Carla Ayres Musa
- Social policy/disabled persons
- Aid organization
- Educational policy/project
- Volunteers are welcome.
The Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI) is a non-profit organisation that aims to improve the quality of life for individuals with visual impairments and reduce the prevalence of blindness through appropriate eye care. BCVI was established in 1981 and in its 30 years of existence has developed a truly comprehensive eye service. It has successfully developed a range of services that support the needs of blind and visually impaired people whilst also actively working to prevent eye problems that can lead to blindness.
BCVI's Comprehensive Eye Care Programme targets all aspects of visual impairment & blindness, from correcting refractive errors to integrating children who are blind into the school system.
• BCVI prides itself on its Comprehensive Eye Care Programme aimed at preventing blindness & restoring vision where possible. Our doctors & staff members work with patients through all the stages of eye diseases and we provide high-quality personal care to all our clients.
• The Primary Eye Care Programme and the National Eye Clinic work together in preventing & treating blinding eye diseases. For vision problems that can be solved with glasses, we also have an Eye Glass Lab where all the prescription lenses are matched with & fitted into the clients' chosen frames.
• Glaucoma Project: a research programme to identify the best approach to providing early intervention for patients with early stage glaucoma and identifying the best treatment
Services for people with visual impairment: Our Rehabilitation Department includes:
• Early Childhood Intervention
• Inclusive Education & Braille Unit
• Summer Camp for Kids
• Increasing Computer Literacy
• Job Placement & Employment Support
• Support for the Elderly
As a charitable organisation, we work mainly with volunteers
Carla Musa is the Communications Officer of BCVI.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.