A Promise to Peru

Source: northshoreoflongisland.com

From June 28 to July 5, Drs. Jack Oats and Anzhelika Vaccaro of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island will participate in A Promise to Peru Inc., a cataract surgical and medical mission to the Sacred Valley region of Peru.

Oats will be doing cataract surgery with Dr. Mike Sable, secretary for A Promise to Peru Inc. and Vaccaro will be working in the clinic with Dr. Debra Messina, co-founder and president of A Promise to Peru Inc.

The doctors are asking for postoperative protective surgical eyeglasses to be donated.

Founded in 2011, A Promise to Peru Inc. has delivered cataract surgery and medical care to almost 7,000 residents of remote Peruvian villages. The missions are designed to make a meaningful difference not just in the lives of the patients served, but for those volunteering as well.

The donated postoperative protective surgical eyeglasses will be distributed to people undergoing surgery as part of the mission.

The donations may be dropped off at two ophthalmic offices: North Shore Professional Center, 125 Oakland Ave., Suite 101 in Port Jefferson and 4 Technology Drive, Suite 150 in East Setauket by May 15.

This is Oats’ second medical mission trip; his first trip was to Ecuador in February 2014. This is Vaccaro’s first medical mission trip. Both doctors serve the East Setauket and Port Jefferson communities.

For questions regarding donating postoperative eyeglasses, please contact OCLI’s Port Jefferson office at 828-7100 or OCLI’s East Setauket office at 941-1400. For more information about A Promise to Peru, please visit www.apromisetoperu.com.