A team of five eye care professionals came to help patients here in Chichicastenango from the University of Incarnate Word (UIW), San Antonio, Texas.

They spent four days caring for more than 100 patients who needed different levels of eye care here and in the town of San Lucas.

By partnering with the ASELSI clinic, this team was able to bring immediate help for those who just needed a pair of basic glasses, and refer those who needed something more extensive to the follow-up care that is available through the ongoing eye program at ASELSI that provides eye care up to cataract surgeries right here in Chichicastenango.

The team of eye doctors and students is part of an ongoing relationship that ASELSI has with Dr. Russell Coates from UIW as well as doctors at the Columbia Eye Consultants Optometry based in Columbia, Missouri. Over the years, these doctors have cared for thousands of patients and trained our Guatemalan staff who take basic eye exams out into the villages where they help bring sight to the people.

Thank you CECO team for you heart and care for the people of Guatemala!