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Eyesight To The Blind

From June 28 to July 5, Doctors Jack Oats and Anzhelika Vaccaro of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) will participate in A Promise to Peru, Inc. Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to the Sacred Valley region of Peru.     Founded in 2011, A Promise to Peru, Inc. has delivered much needed cataract surgery and medical care to almost 7,000 residents of remote Peruvian villages. The missions are designed to make a meaningful difference not just in the lives of the patients served, but for those volunteering as well.

OCLI is asking the public for donations of the dark non-prescription glasses issued to patients after cataract surgery and the like. These postoperative protective surgical eyeglasses will then be distributed to people undergoing surgery as part of the mission. The donations may be dropped off at Garden City’s OCLI office at 711 Stewart Ave., Suite 160.

Since 2011, thanks to A Promise to Peru, approximately 7,000 residents have received much-needed cataract surgery and medical care and 4,000 pairs of glasses have been distributed. Drs. Oats and Vaccaro will join a team of 45 healthcare professionals in this year’s mission in an effort to provide quality ophthalmic care to the Peruvian people.

For questions regarding donating your postoperative eyeglasses, please contact OCLI’s Garden City office at 516-500-4200. For more information about A Promise to Peru, please visit www.apromisetoperu.com