Where We Work: Honduras
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About Honduras
Population:
7.9 million people1

Blindness Prevalence:
103,200 people2

Number of Ophthalmologists:
103

People/Ophthalmologist:
76,699

Our Work Here
Date started working here:
2009

What we do:
Prevent & Treat Blindness, Build Healthy Programs

Our Partners:
Visualiza, Optilens

1. "Honduras." The World Bank, 1 Jan. 2012. Web. 15 May 2014.

2. “La Discapacidad en Honduras: Análisis de los Resultados de la XXVI Encuesta Permanente de Hogares de Propósitos Múltiples.” Instituto Nacional de Estadística, September 2012. Web. 15 May 2014.

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Honduras
Honduras faces many challenges as a nation- it is the poorest country in Latin America, it has the highest murder rate in the world and has been ravaged by the drug trade and HIV/AIDS. However, governmental and private organizations alike are working to provide health care to anyone who needs it- including eye care.

Seva Foundation, in partnership with Visualiza in Guatemala, has been working with Optilens- an eye clinic located in the city of San Pedro. With Visualiza’s assistance, Optilens staff have been able to increase their services to the people of Honduras in need of eye care.

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