In 1989, Operation Eyesight was approached with a request to help fund school screening programs for Chile’s Club de Leones Puyehue. The Club had developed a small but effective eye care program with a special emphasis on the health of children. Their goal was to educate Chilean teachers to conduct visual acuity tests and to identify common eye infections and diseases. The program also provided free nutritious meals at school.
Operation Eyesight provided funding and purchased equipment and instruments. We also funded a permanent eye clinic in 1993, and in 1995 continued funding to expand the small building.