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.

GUATEMALA

Trip Information:

Dates: August 11-19, 2017

Team Size: 14

Details:

This summer, a team of seven students, five doctors, and two Forest Grove Rotary Club members will be heading to Guatemala to provide vision care. There they will be working with Enfoque Ixcan to see patients during their four days of clinic in the Ixcan region near Playa Grande. For fun the team plans to visit Antigua and Lago Atitlan!!

BELIZE

Trip Information:

Dates: August 20-27, 2017

Team Size: 10

Details:

AMIGOS has added a new trip this August! Three doctors and seven students will be traveling to the Cayo district in Belize to provide eye care to underserved populations. Team Belize will have a total of four clinic days in locations such as San Ignacio Cayo, Belmopan, and Benque. For fun the team will be choosing between cave tubing, visiting the Xunatunich or Lamanai ruins, ziplining, or traveling to San Pedro!

TANZANIA

Trip Information:

Dates: December 2017

Team Size: TBD

Details:

More details to come, but if you would like more information about Tanzania and previous trips, visit their website!!

http://www.amigostanzania.com/

 

CAMBODIA

Trip Information:

Dates: December 2017

Team Size: TBD

Details:

More details to come!

FOSSIL, OREGON

Trip Information:

Dates: March 28th- April 2nd, 2017

Team Size: 15

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 adding a new trip to provide 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 Fossil, Hood River, and surrounding areas in Oregon. In addition, this new trip gets the privilege of traveling Oregon and providing care using the the new Pacific Eye Van!! The Pacific Eye Van is a clinic on wheels, bringing 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.

NICARAGUA

Trip Information:

Dates: March 24th- April 2nd, 2017

Team Size: 11

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 25th- April 1st, 2017

Team Size: 12

Details:

This spring, a team of three doctors and nine students will be returning to Costa Rica. This year 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, a soccer game, ziplining, or a volcano and hot spring tour!! 

PERU

Trip Information:

Dates: March 24th- April 2nd, 2017

Team Size: 12

Details:

For the second year in a row, a team will be traveling to Peru to provide eye care. This spring a team of two doctors and ten students will be traveling to Sacred Valley of the Incas Coya, Peru to spend four or five clinic days at the Kausay Wasi Clinic. For fun, the group plans to explore Machu Picchu!!