Most of the recipients of the free eye treatment are the elderly.
Hundreds of patients residing in Ilesa town of Osun State, and its environs, are currently enjoying free eye treatment and surgery, expected to go on for one week.
The free eye care services is the initiative of ‘Transforming Grace International Outreach Ministry, TGIOM’ in the United States of America, in partnership with the Ijesa People in Diaspora Organisation, I-PID.
The programme consists of health talks, medical examinations, general medical consultation, eye surgeries and other minor surgeries, and provision of drugs and medicated glasses.
The program, which started on Monday, is holding simultaneously in Iwoye-Ijesa and Ilesa and involves 10 medical doctors and 20 nurses.
The venues include Onibokun Youth Centre, Iwoye-Ijesa; and High Chief Loro Compound, Odo-Iro Street, Ilesa.
Speaking on the development, the President of Ijesa I-PID, Akinyemi Fasakin, said the gesture is part of the groups contribution towards the development of the town. He said a similar gesture was extended last year December when medical equipment were distributed to hospitals in the town.
Similarly, the coordinator of TGIOM, Mofoluke Sloan, explained that the program, which is going to be held annually, aims at coming to the aid of the less privileged.
One of the nurses from London who is part of the medical team, Olapeju Agunbiade, said she is proud to be part of the activities.
She said though the exercise was stressful, as an indigene of the town, she is satisfied to be involved in it.