Global Healthcare & Vision Restoration

Sights on Health, Inc. is committed to providing quality, compassionate care for those whose geographical and/or social status limit their access to medical care. A dedicated group of physicians & health professionals from across the U.S.A., along with allied healthcare students volunteer their time to provide free medical care, eye care and eye surgery to those in need in the U.S.A. and abroad.
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Third Mission 2019 Ecuador – Day #4:  Dedication, Drive, and Diligence

Third Mission 2019 Ecuador – Day #4: Dedication, Drive, and Diligence

This blog post is written by Pallavi Tatapudy, MS4 at Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University who served as co-leader of the 2017 medical and surgical mission to Sacred Valley, Perú organized by A Promise to Peru. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” -Anne Frank Today, a few key team members...
Third Mission 2019 Ecuador - Day #3: Coordination, Cooperation, and Consistency

Third Mission 2019 Ecuador – Day #3: Coordination, Cooperation, and Consistency

This blog post is written by Pallavi Tatapudy, MS4 at Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University who served as co-leader of the 2017 medical and surgical mission to Sacred Valley, Perú organized by A Promise to Peru. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” -Martin Luther King...
Third Mission 2019 Ecuador - Day #2:  Beginnings, Brainstorming, and Bonding

Third Mission 2019 Ecuador – Day #2: Beginnings, Brainstorming, and Bonding

This blog post is written by Pallavi Tatapudy, MS4 at Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University who served as co-leader of the 2017 medical and surgical mission to Sacred Valley, Perú organized by A Promise to Peru. “Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.”...
Third Mission 2019 Ecuador - Day #1: Anticipation and Adventure

Third Mission 2019 Ecuador – Day #1: Anticipation and Adventure

This blog post is written by Pallavi Tatapudy, MS4 at Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University who served as co-leader of the 2017 medical and surgical mission to Sacred Valley, Perú organized by A Promise to Peru. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -...
Packing for Ecuador!

Packing for Ecuador!

Our weeks of packing culminated this past Saturday final packing session. Our cataract surgical team will transport to Ecuador on September 21st 17 suitcases and 5 carryons. Thanks to Jet Blue’s generosity the second checked in piece of luggage fee has been waived for all four of our flights. Thank you to our team for...
Behind the Scenes Preparations for the Upcoming Cataract Surgical Mission to Riobamba, Ecuador September 21-29

Behind the Scenes Preparations for the Upcoming Cataract Surgical Mission to Riobamba, Ecuador September 21-29

Frank Garcia, CST and Dr. Messina spent 6 hours on a sunny summer Saturday sorting through hundreds of surgical instruments in preparation for the upcoming September sight restoring surgical mission in Riobamba, Ecuador.  Now Frank will transport these surgical instrument trays to Retina Ambulatory Surgery Center of New York where Erika V Cruz, Head of...
Name change for our nonprofit! Sights on Health, Inc.

Name change for our nonprofit! Sights on Health, Inc.

The board of directors and officers are thrilled to announce the new name, Sights on Health, Inc. for our nonprofit organization. Our name states what we provide: global healthcare and vision restoration. Other than the new name everything else will remain the same. Our volunteers will continue to provide quality medical care, eye care and eye surgery through the global missions.  Our outreach will...
Name change for our nonprofit! Sights on Health, Inc.

Name change for our nonprofit! Sights on Health, Inc.

The board of directors and officers are thrilled to announce the new name, Sights on Health, Inc. for our nonprofit organization. Our name states what we provide: global healthcare and vision restoration. Other than the new name everything else will remain the same. Our volunteers will continue to provide quality medical care, eye care and eye surgery through the global missions.  Our outreach will...
Second Sights on Health 2019 Mission: John Shanley M.D. M.P.H. Medical & Eye Care Mission

Second Sights on Health 2019 Mission: John Shanley M.D. M.P.H. Medical & Eye Care Mission

July 1-5th Sacred Valley, Peru The Sights on Health team just returned from their John Shanley M.D. M.P.H. Medical & Eye Care Mission in the Sacred Valley of Peru. It was an extremely successful mission; 815 people were examined in the medical and eye clinics.   The clinics were held in the Ministry of Health (MOH)...
Blog By Kaitlin Monroig - 2019 Mission to Peru

Blog By Kaitlin Monroig – 2019 Mission to Peru

DAY 1: What do they say about best laid plans? Date: June 29th, 2019 Location: New York, NY By Kaitlin Monroig Our blogger for the John Shanley M.D. M.P.H. 2019 Medical Mission was Kaitlyn Monroig. She is a rising second year medical student from Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook, NY.  After several months of planning,...
Thank you from us to Lucky and Laura Bhalla of Ascot Properties NYC, LLC.

Thank you from us to Lucky and Laura Bhalla of Ascot Properties NYC, LLC.

Great news to share!!  Sights on Health/A Promise to Peru received an incredible donation of $ 4,235.77…. this donation will cover the cost of the medications, supplies and equipment purchased for the 2019 John Shanley M.D. M.P.H. Medical and Eye Care Mission THANK YOU from all of the team in Peru to Lucky and Laura Bhalla of...

¡Hasta luego, Peru!

Date: July 5th, 2019 Location: Urubamba, Peru By Kaitlin Monroig And just like that we finished our last day of clinic! We set up in Urubamba for the last time this week. Although we were only able to stay for a half day, we saw over sixty patients! Over the entire week we saw over 750...