Jeff Blumenfeld, a lecturer in the Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design at CU Boulder, recently returned from a two-week mission to bring eye care to hundreds of people in Nepal. Blumenfeld, who is president of local PR firm Blumenfeld and Associates, served as the communications director for the “Gift of Sight” expedition.
The mission, run by non profit aid group Dooley Intermed International, provided quality eye care to Nepalis in remote or inaccessible areas of the country through eye exams, refractions and sight-restoring cataract surgeries. When finished, the crew of three ophthalmologists and support staff had successfully provided care for 800 Nepalis in the Upper Gorkha region, including 71 performed surgeries.
To learn more about Blumenfeld’s involvement with the expedition, read his daily field reports. You can also learn more about the “Gift of Sight” expedition in Dooley Intermed International's official press release.