TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH ACCESS TO QUALITY EYE HEALTH
As pioneers in global eye health, Orbis sees an opportunity to cultivate better futures where they work. With steadfast partnerships, boundary-pushing tools, techniques and training, they can collaborate to achieve optimal, quality eye health for all. And, by improving access to quality eye health, they are achieving their vision.
Orbis Flying Eye Hospital
Orbis operates the Flying Eye Hospital (FEH), a fully equipped mobile teaching hospital. On the outside, the plane is like most other aircraft. Inside, it's like no other - it hosts an ophthalmic hospital and teaching facility right on board.
Engines: 3 General Electric - CF6-6d1a, 40,000 lbs thrust each
Dimensions: Span - 156 ft / Length - 171 ft / Height - 72 ft
Weight: Maximum takeoff - 455,000 lbs, Maximum landing weight - 363,000 lbs
Performance: Cruise - 475kts or mach 0.83, Range - 6 hours
Tail number: N220AU
OMEGA AND CINDY CRAWFORD SPEND TIME WITH ORBIS IN PERUSeptember 18, 2014
Supermodel and businesswoman, Cindy Crawford and OMEGA visited Orbis’s Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) program in Trujillo, Peru this week to experience Orbis’s work first-hand and greet Orbis staff and local eye care professionals.
As long-time OMEGA brand ambassador, Cindy had the opportunity to witness Orbis’s intensive ophthalmic training program, taking place in conjunction with Orbis partner Instituto Regional de Oftalmologia (IRO) and La Libertad Regional Ministry of Health.
In addition to meeting the medical team, Cindy also took time to speak with several young patients receiving treatment onsite.
As a global sponsor for Orbis, OMEGA has continued to show its support for Orbis and our work on FEH programs. OMEGA has created three unique watches—the De Ville Hour Vision Blue, the Deville Hour Vision Blue Annual Calendar, and the Constellation Star—to celebrate our partnership. Proceeds from each timepiece will be donated to Orbis