Local doctor helping Peruvians see better

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

A local eye doctor is sharing stories from her trip to Latin America to help adults and children in an underdeveloped country.

Ophthalmologist Deborah Lenahan volunteered in Peru with Vision Health International.

Doctor Lenahan joined 20 other volunteers do to eye exams and procedures, helping 145 people.

Something she says she couldn't be more proud of.

Lenahan says 80 percent of the world's blindness is treatable with proper medical care.

Since it's founding, Vision Health International volunteer medical teams have provided more than 15,000 eye exams, given away more than 13,000 pairs of eyeglasses and performed more than 3,000 sight–restoring surgical procedures.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 52992532 - nbc11news.com/a?a=52992532
Gray Television, Inc.