Students from the California school of Optometry and volunteers of Médicos de las Américas began some health brigade consults along side Comandos de Salvamento within some marginalized communities of Nejapa, north of San Salvador.
This collaborative relationship has assisted in thousands of people obtain vision healthcare. Later this week other members from Médicos de las Américas will start health brigades throughout the country to assist geriatric, youth and children.
Along with free vision consults, Comandos pharmaceutical professionals will be on hand with family care providers to offer general health consultations.
A U.S. Opthamologist taking time on her vacation to coordinate care in solidarity with Comandos de Salvamento.
Students from the California Optometry School are in charge to check in patients.
Free glasses are donated to patients after the initial vision consult.
Physician Eileen Howard putting a pair of glasses to good use.
A Comando health professional cultural liaison assists in healthcare support .
Students from the California school of Ophtamology do fundraising to get donated glasses to give out in El Salvador.