Yester’s parents started to notice that his pupils were turning white—severe cataracts set in; he was legally blind. The family lived in the rural mountains of Honduras, and Yester’s parents couldn’t let the child leave the house for fear that he would fall to his death. They literally kept him in chains—for his own safety; he was a prisoner inside his own home, and so were his parents. Desperate to help, his mom and dad didn’t know where to turn or how to afford care.
That’s when they visited a Central American Eye Clinics partner facility. The Honduran staff, in conjunction with their American partners, successfully implanted a Tecnis multifocal lens into both of Yester’s eyes . It saved Yester’s childhood, and may have saved his life. What’s more, the Honduran doctors watching the procedure had a chance to witness and learn from something they had never seen before. This surgery didn’t just change the life of Yester and his family—it empowered the Honduran doctors with the practical skills to give the freedom of sight to hundreds more in the future.
You, too can give the freedom of sight to someone today!