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According to the World Bank, restoring sight is one of the most cost-effective health interventions to reduce poverty. The gift of sight gets children and families back to a healthier, happier life!


Visualiza Social Enterprise staff...& growing

4.6+ Mil

Suffering untreated vision loss or impairment


Rate of curable blindness given eye care access


To turn your gift into eye care access for 18 million

About Vision for the Poor

25 years ago, one blind man cradled in his sons’ arms emerged from the Guatemalan rainforest and started our quest to cure treatable blindness. Today, the Visualiza Social Service Eye Care Network we started:

  • Builds Sustainable Eye Care Hospitals & Vision Centers
  • Empowers Local Eye Care Specialists
  • Funds Essential Ophthalmic Infrastructure

Guatemala Brillando

Guatemala Brillando – our Visualiza National Eye Care Plan – is a global first! We are working to grow Visualiza into the developing world’s first nationwide, self-sustaining eye care network by 2032.

Current Network

  • 2 Eye Hospitals; 4 Vision Centers

Expansion I (2021 – 2025)

  • 3 Eye Hospitals; 12 Vision Centers

Expansion II (2026 – 2031)

  • 3 Eye Hospitals; 18 Vision Centers

Completed Total Nationwide

  • 8 Eye Hospitals; 34 Vision Centers


Be Part of Guatemala Brillando - Our Visualiza National Eye Care Plan

Here’s what your sustainable gift to benefit many generations will do.

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Our Latest News

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November 8, 2023

Eyecare: A Best Buy in Healthcare

April 5, 2023

Alcon Foundation Grant Helps Grow Local Eye Care Specialists

Cataract surgery
January 23, 2023

Efficiency Drives Visualiza’s Success

Your Donation Will Restore Sight and Transform Lives