Help create a bright future for children in Peru!
Join our pediatric strabismus surgery project or our vision screening project for adults.



We hope to have two trips happening in 2024!

TRIP #1:   A five-day strabismus surgery project in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Peru, Hospital de Apoyo II in Sullana, Peru.  This project will be our second in Sullana and will provide surgery to 60 children identified by our partners in the Ministry of Health as needing treatment for strabismus.

When: TBA 2024!
Where: Sullana, Peru



TRIP #2:  A five-day Adult Vision Screening project in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Peru, Hospital de Apoyo II in Sullana, Peru.  This project will be our second vision screening project in Sullana, and will provide vision care, referrals for cataract surgery and other care, and eyeglasses to adults as directed by our partners in the Ministry of Health.

When:  TBA 2024!

Where: Sullana, Peru



Who Can Volunteer?

On our surgical trips, pediatric ophthalmologists and anesthesiologists who are currently licensed and board certified are eligible to join us.  On our vision screening projects we need optometrists.  Documentation of education, licenses, and certifications as required by the Peruvian Ministry of Health, are obligatory.

Also welcome are experienced scrub techs, OR and PACU nurses, and circulators with current licenses, certifications, and references.

Translators fluent in Spanish and English are always needed.

 Project Dates

TBA 2024!

Lodging, Meals, Surgical Project Supplies

VER arranges for all lodging, meals, local transportation, and surgical project supplies via SEE International, equipment, and surgical facilities during your volunteer service. Lodging will be arranged locally at a hotel in Sullana. Upon registering for the Peru project, volunteers receive a complete “Welcome and Orientation Packet” to prepare and plan for the trip. An optional excursion to Machu Picchu and Cusco can be arranged for those who are able to stay a few extra days after the project.



VER is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that relies on donations to fund our sight restoring projects. The volunteer participation fee for the Peru project is $1,250 for physicians and $750 for all other volunteers. Volunteers also provide their own roundtrip airfare from their home city to the Piura airport in Peru plus emergency medical/evacuation insurance. Airfare, medical insurance, and the volunteer participation fee are considered donations and are tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax professional for details. VER provides a donation receipt as required by the IRS.  VER can provide assistance with travel arrangements.