Delta flight 5484 boarded and left OKC's Will Roger's World Airport (WRWA) on time...all seats full, seven of them with the DMEI contingent. Members of this years team are fronted by our fearless leader, Dr. Brad Farris - neuro-ophthalmologist extraordianaire, and well know in international circles as the Numbah Won Doctah! Myself and Dr. Don Stone are faculty members joining the team with two senior residents: Dr. Blake Isernhagen, winner of the People's Choice American Idol award when he joined us in China a few years ago; and Dr. Evan Allan- Chief Resident. Dr. Farris' son Jacob - a veteran of several Global Eye Care trips - is also along. He is finishing up his studies in international marketing at OU. When we get to Atlanta, we'll be meeting up with Dr. Paul Chen to round out the team. Famous for his Chinglish translating skills, we're all dying to see how he'll manage Siswati! Smooth flight courtesy of Delta, where they serve Coca-Cola product and your choice of peanuts, cookies or pretzels; Internet access courtesy of Gogo.com. Cookies, Coke and Connectivity: life is good in hour 1!
Ophthalmologist joining a medical team providing clinical care and academic exchange programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America to support development of blindness prevention programs including clinical care, educational exchanges and research activities - coordinated through a team of amazing eye care professionals in government, academic, private practice and international non-governmental organization (INGOs) settings across the globe. All in the pursuit of eliminating avoidable blindness and vision loss. ... full info