TO WHOM IT IS ADDRESSED
This program serves people who have suffered a significant loss of vision that cannot be corrected with glasses, treatment or surgery. People with low vision have difficulties in performing daily life activities such as reading, writing, recognizing faces, mobility, etc. The objective of this program is to help patients with low vision to be able to use their remaining vision in these daily activities.
A team of professionals, integrated by an ophthalmologist, an optometrist and a visual therapist, examines the condition of the eyeball of these patients and prescribes them optical aids such as magnifying glasses, telescopes, etc. and non-optical aids such as lecterns or filters, within others. They are then provided with visual therapy sessions to learn and practice how to use the prescribed optical aids. The visual therapist also provides the necessary recommendations so that people with low vision can perform different activities. When the visual impairment is severe, patients are transferred to the Luz Program to be supported in the appropriate rehabilitation techniques to enable them to function independently despite their limited vision.
PART OF THE PROCESS
People with low vision contacted since 1992
Patients rehabilitated since 1992
Consultations provided by the Baja Visión Team since 2004
This Program had international support
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.