Below is a list of the trips AMIGOS Eye Care has planned for the current Academic Year.

It is the goal of AMIGOS Eye Care to return to the same sites year after year, providing eye care and building relationships, until a self-sustaining presence can be established.

NICARAGUA

Trip Information:

Dates: March 24 - April 1, 2018

Team Size: 13

Details:

Over spring break, team Nicaragua will be traveling to Bluefields, El Bluff, Pearl Lagoon, and the Orinoco community for their clinic days to provide vision care. This year they are spending most of their clinic days in areas isolated from the mainland of Nicaragua, where there are few roads and most transportation is via boat. For fun the team plans to go snorkeling and visit the Masaya Volcano!!

 

COSTA RICA

Trip Information:

Dates: March 24 - April 1, 2018

Team Size: 11

Details:

This spring, a team of three doctors and eight students will be returning to Costa Rica. They will offer four days of clinic around San Jose partnering with Children’s Well-Being Foundation to provide care for the underprivileged in Costa Rica. For fun, the group is planning to choose between visiting the beach, attending a soccer game, ziplining, or a volcano and hot spring tour!! 

SENEGAL, AFRICA

Trip Information:

Dates: March 23 - April 1, 2018

Team Size: 8

Details:

More details to come! 

OREGON

Trip Information:

Dates: March 24 - April 1, 2018

Team Size: TBD

Details:

 

While there is a great need for eye care around the world, there is also a need in areas of our own country to gain access to adequate eye care services. To address this need, Amigos will be keeping it local this spring by providing vision care to those in Oregon who otherwise would not receive it. Amigos will be partnering with OHSU Casey Eye Institute to provide eye care in areas along the southern coast of Oregon. This trip will be utilitizng the Pacific Eye Van, which is a clinic on wheels that includes portable mini exam rooms and technology that otherwise would be extremely difficult to transport. The Eye Van lets doctors and students offer a higher quality of care when traveling to remote locations.

GUATEMALA

Trip Information:

Dates: August 2018

Team Size: TBD

Details:

More details to come! 

BELIZE

Trip Information:

Dates: August 2018

Team Size: TBD

Details:

More details to come!