I-See is a program that equips indigenous God-followers with the skills they need to identify and treat common eyesight problems as a small self-sustaining ministry.
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I-SEE is a program that equips indigenous Christ-followers with the skills they need to identify and treat common eyesight problems. I-TEC is in the business of re-inventing how we fix peopleʼs teeth, prevent malaria, and give people sight so that people “at the end of the road and beyond” can have a chance to feel good and see well. And, so they will be favorably disposed to hearing that the Creator of the Universe cares about them and has a plan for their lives.
The I-SEE tool, which is easy to learn, equips indigenous Christ-followers with the skills they need to identify and treat common eyesight problems. It is designed to be a self- sustaining ministry. An eye checkup takes five minutes and a pair of glasses cost $5. Mission groups can purchase the I-SEE kit for $950, which includes 200 pairs of brand-new glasses. The glasses are packaged into ministry-ready kits that are equipped with 200 pairs of glasses, the non-verbal training DVD to be used in any context, a traveling case, 2 lens ladders, 2 eye charts, a repair kit, and all of the other necessary tools for someone to do a full eye exam.
Here is what makes the I-SEE program so visionary. You donʼt just go to some far off land, fit a bunch of glasses, and leave. No, the idea is that we will not only teach you how to determine who needs glasses – people who will otherwise go on struggling with bad eyes – but we will also teach you to teach a local Christ-follower who lives where you are going, to continue doing what you started after you leave. Sustainability is the key here.
"I-SEE is a real see one, do one, teach one program. When your mission trip is over, your ministry keeps going.” -Steve Saint
This I-TEC tool requires minimal training for both the trainer and the trainee, making it an easily accessible tool for any mission trip or church group. Simply take the I-SEE kit with you on the short term mission trip you have planned (weʼll lead you through the planning and preparations) and help needy people while you disciple a local believer to take over from you when you return home. You leave your kit and un-used glasses with the local “Vision Enhancement Technician.” Choosing a trainee requires working through an indigenous church. They know who is faithful to continue the work and who will use it as a door opener for sharing the Gospel within the local church.
Not only do the kits contain a non-verbal training video, they also make the process easier with specialty pliers to adjust the frames to fit each clientʼs face, various eye charts needed to determine whether someone needs glasses or not, and a measuring tape to be sure that the charts are placed a proper distance in front of the patientʼs eyes. Each kit will also include a 200 pairs of glasses in different commonly needed powers to enable the trainees to fit more hurting eyes with glasses.
Itʼs your turn now. We can show you how. As Mincaye has said over and over, “Once I could see the Creatorʼs very good trail, I wanted to walk His trail, not mine. And going everywhere I say to others, wonʼt you come walk Godʼs Trail with me?
Join the Mission
1. Reevaluate how you do missions. If you have a passion for keeping missions sustainable, then multiply your efforts by developing that passion in others. Take I-SEE kits with you on your next trip and empower the local church to provide for their community’s spiritual and physical needs. You don’t even have to be an optometrist to create a sustainable ministry that gives people the gift of sight.
2. Purchase more I-SEE kits for missionaries who are continuing the work of training local believers to reach their own people. Help open doors to see Jesus by donating kits to those on the ground.
3. Contact us about going on an I-TEC Vision Trip or a trip with one of our partners. We would love to have you along to help train and empower local believers with us!
The glasses are packaged into ministry-ready kits that are equipped with 200 pairs of glasses. The new I-See 200 Kit costs $950, which not only includes the 200 pairs of glasses, but also the non-verbal training DVD, a traveling case, 2 lens ladders, 2 eye charts, a repair kit, and all of the other necessary tools for someone to do a full eye exam.
Help contribute toward an I-SEE kit to an indigenous Christ follower to help get this program around the world.