Optometry project 2016

Project Peru hosted a visit in March 2016 by the Amigos Eye Care group from the Pacific University [Oregon] College of Optometry. See http:/www.amigoseyecare.com

The group consisted of 3 qualified optometrists and 9  students from both the  USA and from Canada. They stayed at the refuge and we planned sessions for the children and some of their families and the  staff in the refuge, in Las Laderas and, through our contacts there, in Cusco. In their four days of clinic they were able to check the eye health for over 500 people and to hand out over 300 pairs of recycled glasses and sunglasses to those who needed  them. At the same time more precise prescriptions were made where needed and made up in the USA on their return; these have been completed and sent to Peru for distribution.