Oregon Eye Specialists’ Vision to Serve – Dr. Martin J. Balish
Throughout this season of giving, we want to honor our providers who have given their time serving in a variety of surgical outreach opportunities, both near and far. Our global outreach includes Dr. Martin J. Balish who partnered with Mission Cataract, The Lion’s Club International Foundation’s campaign Vision for All. “Mission Cataract allows me to make a difference in the lives of Portlanders who cannot afford or access surgical eye care. With the generous donation of time and resources from the staff at Portland’s Westside Surgery Center, I have been able to treat over 30 patients with cataract surgery, using advanced technology IOL’s, at zero cost to the patient. ” — Dr. Martin Balish.
Since 1990, the SightFirst program has played a key role in reducing global blindness. It is only through the collaborative efforts of Lions, our partners, local health authorities, eye care professionals and other non-governmental organizations that SightFirst has been able to help 30 million people have improved or restored vision. SightFirst projects reach populations that are under served or that have limited or no access to eye healthcare services. Dr. Balish partners with the Lions Club International to provide eye exams and cataract surgery for those in need.