On June 23, 2022, the Provincial Government of Manabí (GPM) and the Dr. Oswaldo Loor Foundation signed an Interinstitutional Cooperation...Leer más
WELCOME TO THE
DR. OSWALDO LOOR FOUNDATION
The Dr. Oswaldo Loor Moreira Foundation is a private non-profit organization that since 1992 has been taking care of the visual health of the citizens of the Manabí province and Ecuador. Our medical center is located in the city of Portoviejo.
In the Foundation it is highly qualified medical professionals who, using modern equipment, treat different visual problems.
In the Portoviejo medical center, the Foundation has two operating rooms where cataract, pterygium and strabismus surgeries, among others, are performed.
The Foundation also has the personnel and equipment necessary to perform specialized ophthalmological examinations.
Ophthalmological consultations since 1992
Optometric consultations since 1992
Ophthalmologic surgeries since 1992
People were provided with a basic eye examination in their community
Through its programs, the Foundation seeks to carry out important work for the benefit of the Manabí community.
With this program the Foundation provides free basic eye care in urban areas, sites and rural communities of the province that do not dispose of it.
BAJA VISIÓN PROGRAM
This program serves people who have suffered a significant loss of visual capacity that cannot be corrected with glasses, treatment or surgery. Its objective is to help patients with low vision to use their remaining vision in their daily activities.
With the Luz Program, attention is provided to people with no vision or with a vision lower than 20/400 to enable and/or rehabilitate them, with the purpose of achieving their social, educational and labor inclusion.
In April 2016 a strong earthquake affected the province of Manabí. Several homes of visually impaired people, beneficiaries of the Light Program, were seriously affected. In consideration of the need for these people and their families to have a safe place to live, where they could continue their rehabilitation process, the Resurgir Project was born in order to build them new homes or help them repair the ones they had.
This Program, which for the moment is suspended, had the purpose of correcting refractive defects in schoolchildren, for which it was necessary to perform visual acuity tests to all students in the province of Manabí in their own schools, provide optometric care to those who were detected with a visual problem and then provide glasses with their respective prescription to those who needed them.
Karen Cevallos is a 23-year-old woman with severe visual impairment who has been a patient at the ophthalmological area in the Dr. Oswaldo Loor Moreira Foundation since she was four months old, when she was diagnosed with Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP).
At the age of seven, when the Luz Program of the Dr. Oswaldo Loor Foundation began to provide attention to children with serious visual impairment, she started her habilitation and rehabilitation process accompanied and guided by Community Promoters, both at her home and in the regular educational centers where she was included for her primary and secondary studies
HELP US TO HELP
Your contribution can improve the living conditions of people with limited economic resources in the province of Manabí. With it and with our contribution, a greater number of people will be able to obtain the following services partially or totally free of charge:
- Ophthalmological treatments or surgeries to prevent blindness
- Lenses for students with and without visual impairment
- Optical aids for people with low vision
- Technical or technological aids for visually impaired students
- Initial investment for visually impaired people with micro-enterprises
We want to thank all those who, with their generosity, have allowed us to continue helping so many people who seek our services and support on a daily basis.