Mission to Peru

On March 22nd, 2013, Viola Kanevsky and Doug Dinger joined VOSH-NY on their humanitarian mission to Peru.  Dr. Kanevsky spent a week examining patients at an orphanage in a barriada on the outskirts of Lima, while Doug dispensed eyeglasses in one of the neediest areas of Peru.

We are deeply grateful to Bevel Spectacles for their donation of 2000 beautiful new designer frames and sunglasses, which will allow 2000 needy children and adults to prevent cataracts, see clearly, learn and lead productive lives; to Allergan, for their donation of the ophthalmic drugs which will allow us to prevent blindness from glaucoma and infections, and remove cataracts and pterygia in a population bereft of medical care; to the LaGuardia and Kinneret Day School students who have helped us pack our mission supplies; and of course to all of our patients who have encouraged us both financially and emotionally in what is now a 25 year-old endeavor to bring eye care to the underserved populations of the world. We feel blessed to live and work in a community, which appreciates its privileges and is committed to sharing its gifts.