“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead, Cultural Anthropologist.

Meet the Team

Our team is dedicated to using our combined skills and experiences to fulfil the TEH’s vision of a world where everyone sees. We believe that we can make a meaningful contribution to the lives of others by providing the very best eye care services making them accessible to all. We understand that this work is not only vision about restoring vision, but also dignity and self-esteem. We are committed to providing these services with integrity, compassion and humility.

Our Board of Directors

The Trinidad Eye Hospital (TEH) is set up as a not-for-profit organization, and governed by a Board of Directors. This board is comprised of the following 5 members (listed from left to right):

  1. Ms. Savita Persad - Education
  2. Mr. Jerry Abdul - Finance
  3. Dr. Ronnie Bhola - Healthcare
  4. Mr. Sasha Addo - Business
  5. Mr. Ramesh Bhola - Business

The members of our Board of Directors are seasoned professionals who have many years of experience, strong expertise and represent a wide variety of industries and perspectives. Their primary focus is to provide governance and to ensure that the Trinidad Eye Hospital applies a sustainable business model to provide high quality eye care services at affordable rates.

Dr. Ronnie Bhola


Mr. Ramesh Bhola

Vice Chairman

Mr. Sasha Addo


Mr. Jerry Abdul


Ms. Savita Persad

Assistant Secretary

Our Management Team

The members of our Management team are passionate about achieving the organization’s mission and vision. They handle all activities: from tactical day-to-day operations, to long-term strategic planning. Together, this team ensures the effective running of the organization, and implements action items that bring our vision, mission, values, and strategic plan to life.

Ms. Celia (Gail) Jaikissoon

General Manager

Ms. Pravita Shankar

Workplace and Foreign Patient Care Manager

Ms. Franka Mohammed

Organizational Transformation Leader

Ms. Prianka Persad

Quality Assurance & Surgical Services Manager

Ms. Lee Ann Lazarus

Diabetic Eye Screening Program Manager

Ms. Prashanta Persad

Clinic Floor Manager

Dr. Dennison Bhola

Culture Architect

Our Doctors

Our doctors are skilled and compassionate human beings with a desire to provide World-class services at affordable rates. They attended reputable Universities and are qualified ophthalmologists. One of our surgeons was mentored by the internationally famous, Dr. Jack Kanski. Our doctors are specially-trained to interact with patients and staff in positive, professional ways. They let patients know that we care through the quality of their work, their smiles and their voices.

Dr. Ronnie Bhola


Dr. Dorian Dwarika


Dr. Vineeth Kumar

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Dr. Zahrid Mohammed

Medical Doctor

Dr. Vikash Badasee

Medical Doctor - Resident of Ophthalmology

Dr. Sid Goel

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Dr. Sachin Salvi

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Dr. Sheldon Olton

Consultant Anesthesiologist

Our Staff

Members of our staff are carefully selected for their positive attitudes and service-oriented personalities. We take pride in being compassionate, helpful and kind. We want our patients to know that we care, and strive to show this with our smiles, our behaviours and our voices. We welcome questions and comments from our patients anytime, and invite you to ask for assistance whenever you need it.

Alana Roberts

Office Manager

Anisa Thomas

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Ann Marie Ramcharan

Medical Receptionist/ Clinic Aide

Anura Bodoe-Bunsee

Marketing Services Coordinator

Asa Joseph

IT Technical Specialist

Avernelle Moore

Clinic Aide

Cindy Ramjattan

Medical Receptionist/ Clinic Aide

Giselle Gilkes

Clinic Aide

Ibraheem Mohammed


Joanna Quintal

Medical Receptionist/ Clinic Aide

Kanessa Charles

Clinic Aide

Katrina Mungal

Medical Receptionist/ Clinic Aide

Makayla Gilchrist

Clinic Aide

Malini Rambaran

Clinic Aide

Marisol Diaz Alcala

Accounts Payable Coordinator

Pamela Dube

Medical Receptionist

Ria Mahase

Clinic Aide

Rosina Mohammed

Clinic Aide

Salisha Buckredan

Office Manager

Sandra Ramkhelawan


Sasha Shankar

Special Projects Coordinator

Shamila Persad

Office Manager

Stacy Osborne

Office Manager

Sunita Manrakhan

Clinic Aide

Tamara Aberdeen

Clinic Aide

Vasti Ramkumarsingh

DR Screener & Grader

Zarif Abdul



We are the Trinidad Eye Hospital - on a mission to make the World a better place by providing quality, affordable eye care for all people.


We help patients SEE clearly so they can be confident and enjoy life. By restoring sight, we help people avoid the pain and suffering of blindness.


A World where everyone SEES

Our Foundational Core Values





Our Story  

These are the early years of the Trinidad Eye Hospital (TEH). We are in the embryonic stages of a journey that will make eyecare more accessible to all and transform the eyecare industry for years to come.

Many of us take our eyesight for granted but the reality is, living with poor vision or in total darkness can have a devastating impact on the quality of life for many individuals, their families and by extension society.

In 2010, Dr. Ronnie Bhola, Vitreo Retinal Surgeon and Director of Caribbean Vitreous and Retina Surgeries Ltd wanted to make a greater impact on the lives of those who suffer in this way. After reflecting on his many years of public service and private practice experience, he asked the question: “What can I do to make a difference?”.

While growing up as a young boy, he remembers his parents utilizing the public health care system to manage illness in his family and the struggles and inefficiencies of those experiences made an impression on him. It impacted his view of the world as it is and even more so, his view of the world as it should be.

He realized that a new approach was needed to transform eye care delivery. Together with the support of his fellow Ophthalmologist and friend Dr. Dorian Dwarika, TEH’s new board members and a team of remarkable doctors, he formed the Trinidad Eye Hospital to provide the region with a beacon of light for the future.

The Trinidad Eye Hospital (TEH) was established as a Not-for-Profit organization in 2016 with Caribbean Vitreous and Retina Surgery Ltd. as its primary sponsor. Firmly believing that eye health management is not only about restoring vision but also dignity and self-esteem, the Trinidad Eye Hospital is committed to providing high quality, affordable eyecare services with integrity, compassion and humility.

Today, Trinidad Eye Hospital and its team of doctors serve thousands of patients between Trinidad and Tobago and the wider region including Guyana, Grenada, St. Lucia & Antigua.

To ensure that quality eyecare services are accessible to everyone, Trinidad Eye Hospital offers Subsidized Pricing options to patients for clinical and surgical eyecare solutions and together with sponsors, have done 100 Free Cataract Surgeries since 2016 in its bi-annual Gift of Sight Charity Event.

This is just the beginning of our story as it unfolds with new and exciting challenges each day. There is so much to be done. It is a privilege and a calling to serve patients and the ophthalmology fraternity in a variety of ways. We are humbled by this opportunity and look ahead with a deep sense of commitment and purpose to truly make a difference.