Enfoque Ixcán is a non-profit organization which provides eye care to a remote jungle region of Guatemala. Our program is unique in that we train, equip and otherwise enable local Eye Health Promoters to provide eye care so that they can serve their communities on a year around basis. They provide basic eye exams, eye glasses, eye health education and access to surgical care.
what You helped us accomplish in 2019
Eye Surgeries Funded
Eye Glasses Dispensed
SCOTT PIKE HONORED BY PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
For Scott Pike ’68, OD ‘70, it started almost as a fluke; a one-off favor for a man in Guatemala whose uncorrected vision was funneling him into a life that would become more and more limited. Their chance meeting would eventually lead Pike to form a nonprofit, providing vision care and healthcare worker training in the country’s Ixcán region.
THE PEOPLE OF IXCÁN NEED YOUR HELP
Currently, people in Ixcán who are going blind from cataracts or other treatable conditions are confined to their homes and villages, unable to seek care.
Given the pent-up need developing during the pandemic, we anticipate a surge in patients once the lockdown is lifted.