Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI)
Due to COVID-19, there is no activity currently at the Methodist Eye Center. The Orange Walk office is still open: 322-0227.
BCVI provides eye care in Corozal usually twice a month, for low costs beginning at just $10 for an exam!
The Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI) is a dynamic non-governmental organization providing a wide variety of eye care for Belizeans at very low cost. They are active in screening for visual needs, offering glasses at a reasonable cost, and making referrals for more serious problems encountered.
The BMI and the Methodist Church have graciously offered the use of the Methodist Eye Center in Corozal, and they are now coming to Corozal, usually on the second and fourth Tuesdays, beginning at 8am.
Dr. Rita Witzil, an optometrist, accompanied by a receptionist, Elia Slusher or Mags Sabido, have been coming to Corozal to serve patients since 2004. No appointments are made, people are seen on a first-come first-serve basis. Services provided are refractions (eye tests and measurements for glasses), a fundus check (part of the eyeball) for eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, pterygium (a benign growth), and infections. If you need glasses, they have a selection of frames to choose from that they bring with them, you need a 50% deposit, and they will tell you how and when you will get your glasses. For more about this organization you can go to BCVI.org