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.
Posts tagged "Ecuador"
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...
Third Mission of 2018:  CATARACT SURGICAL MISSION IN MEMORY OF MARJORIE T. SABLOW September 22-30, 2018

Third Mission of 2018: CATARACT SURGICAL MISSION IN MEMORY OF MARJORIE T. SABLOW September 22-30, 2018

Barbara and Brian Shore funded the operating costs of the eye surgical mission, in memory of Barbara’s mother, Marjorie T Sablow. Through their generosity they enabled us to perform sight-restoring surgeries and truly make a difference in the lives of so many people. Our team transported eye surgical supplies worth more than $160,000 as the result...
Day 6 - Our last day at the clinic in Riobamba

Day 6 – Our last day at the clinic in Riobamba

Written by Shuhan Wang, MS4  This is a hard post to write because today is our last day at the clinic in Riobamba. Over the span of this week, our team completed over 600 appointments at the ophthalmologic office, performed cataract removals and other sight restoring surgeries for approximately 85 patients (ranging from 3 years old...
Day 2 in the Mountain town of Riobamba

Day 2 in the Mountain town of Riobamba

Written by Shuhan Wang, MS4 My eyes popped open with an inexpressible excitement before my alarm could go off this morning. My phone read 6:10am. Outside our window, the mountain town of Riobamba was just slowly waking up. It was difficult to fall asleep last night, thinking about what was in store for us this coming week. With the...
Day 1 - Buenos dias from the Andean highlands of Ecuador!

Day 1 – Buenos dias from the Andean highlands of Ecuador!

  Written by Shuhan Wang, MS4 Buenos dias from the Andean highlands of Ecuador! After more than 24 hours of traveling, our 2018 cataract surgical mission team has finally arrived in Riobamba, a city known locally as the “Sultan of the Andes”. Situated at 2758m above sea level, Riobamba rests in a valley surrounded by...
Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission June 15-20, 2015 to Guayaquil, Ecuador

Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission June 15-20, 2015 to Guayaquil, Ecuador

Summary: On behalf of the Board of Directors of A Promise to Peru, Inc. we wanted to thank each and every one of our participants for your generous donation of time, expertise, personal expense and for your passion of assisting those less fortunate in receiving quality medical and surgical care in Guayaquil, Ecuador. This year, for the...