PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS
The Dr. Oswaldo Loor Foundation, with its social programs and projects, especially benefits people with visual impairment and / or very low economic resources. In order to maintain them, it requires the support of people or institutions that help to fulfill its mission.
Learn about our programs and their important work for the benefit of the community.
With this program the Foundation provides free basic eye care in urban areas, sites and rural communities of the province that do not have access to eye care.
BAJA VISION PROGRAM
This program serves people who have suffered a significant loss of vision that cannot be corrected with glasses, treatment or surgery. Its objective is to help people with low vision to use their remaining vision in their daily life 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 hit the province of Manabí. Several homes of
visually impaired people, beneficiaries of the Luz Program, were seriously affected. In consideration of the need for these people and their families to have a safe place to live.
This Program, which for the moment is suspended, had the purpose of correcting refractive defects in schoolchildren, for which it was necessary to perform the visual acuity test 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 deliver glasses with their respective measures to those who
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.
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. With the support of her parents, teachers and the promoters of the Dr. Oswaldo Loor Foundation she completed her high school and learned to function independently in various aspects of her life.
In addition to her visual impairment, Karen has had to endure the effects of a scoliosis that was detected when she was six years old and was only treated when she was 15 years old.
Despite all these difficulties, Karen has found a way to move forward and has taken a course in massage therapy in order to pursue an occupation that will provide her with financial independence. With the help of the Dr. Oswaldo Loor Foundation, she has started this work activity with the expectation of improving and hoping to have all her materials and an appropriate place to provide this service.