Optometry Project

In 2008 we developed a new project in the community with a group of professional optometrists.We set up temporary eye clinics in a number of community settings known to Project Peru, to identify those most in need, to do eye tests and provide glasses. These examinations were carried out in the refuge itself with both children and staff, in the medical centre at Zapallal, and in Las Laderas. The group examined in excess of 1,650 patients and dispensed over 800 pairs of spectacles during a 10-day period in November 2008.