Our Programs

Key to the success of VHI’s work are partnerships with host communities. We schedule field programs only at the invitation of — and in collaborations with — local leaders, regional or national officials, or eye care or medical professionals.

We plan and implement four to five, week-long service trips each year, for which we recruit dedicated vision care professionals and highly-qualified personnel to volunteer their time, in order to deliver high-quality vision care to the local community. VHI field programs offer the experience of a lifetime. We work with people who have little to no access to eye care and are grateful for the high-quality care we provide.


Upcoming Field Programs

Villa Nueva, Guatemala - May 18-26, 2019

VHI will partner with the local Lions Club of Utatlan and the City of Villa Nueva for a third annual trip to provide vision care for the urban poor surrounding Guatemala City. We’ll do comprehensive eye exams, provide free eyeglasses to communities surrounding Villa Nueva, and perform pediatric strabismus surgery.  

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La Entrada, Honduras - October 19-27, 2019

VHI has worked closely over the years with the Serving at the Crossroads and Clinica Manos Amigas in La Entrada, Honduras to build capacity and provide vision care. This is one of two annual trips to La Entrada, where we will offer cataract and pediatric strabismus surgery, in addition to comprehensive eye exams and free eyeglasses.

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Denver, Colorado - April 2020

VHI will partner with the Stout Street Clinic in Denver, Colorado as part of our annual board meeting. Stout Street Clinic serves homeless and low-income patients. We’ll provide free, comprehensive eye exams and eyeglasses to hundreds of people in need on this special, one-day clinic in April.

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Flathead reservation, montana - September 7-15, 2019

VHI will partner with the local Salish Kootenai Tribal Health for our first trip to provide vision care for those living on and around the reservation. We’ll do comprehensive eye exams and provide free sunglasses and eyeglasses to those in need.

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La entrada, Honduras - March 21-29, 2020

VHI has worked closely over the years with the Serving at the Crossroads and Clinica Manos Amigas in La Entrada, Honduras to build capacity and provide vision care. This is one of two annual trips to La Entrada, where we will offer cataract, strabismus, and oculoplastics surgery, in addition to comprehensive eye exams and free eyeglasses.

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Summer 2020 - Guatemala

VHI will partner with the local Lions Club of Utatlan and the City of Villa Nueva for our annual trip to provide vision care for the urban poor surrounding Guatemala City. We’ll do comprehensive eye exams, provide free eyeglasses to communities surrounding Villa Nueva, and perform pediatric strabismus surgery.  

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Interested in volunteering to join us on an upcoming trip?

We have a Nurse Scholarship program to address the reality that financial considerations often deter, if not preclude, qualified, interested nurses and scrub technicians from participating on VHI field programs.