The Fundación Fernández-Vega cooperates with the Little Sisters of the Neglected Elderly (Hermanitas de Ancianos Desamparados) in Oviedo09/04/2013
A team of ophthalmologists and optometrists from the Fundación Fernández-Vega visited yet another year the old people’s home "Nuestra Señora del Rosario" of the Little Sisters of the Neglected Elderly in Oviedo on the 8th of April so that their resident – between the ages of 70 and 93 – could undergo a general eye health screening. Several pathologies like cataracts or eye conditions associated to diabetes were observed.
The Little Sisters of the Neglected Elderly are a religious congregation whose aim is to take in, take care and give all kinds of assistance to the elderly in need.
This medical activity is framed in the action plan of the Fundación Fernández-Vega; its goals include providing ophthalmological services to collectives with some kind of impairment. The work done by the foundation - both in Spain and abroad - can be carried out thanks to the work of the professionals and the resources of the Eye Institute (Instituto Oftalmológico Fernández-Vega), as well as the help of other entities and anonymous collaborators.
We would like to thank them for all the courtesies they extended to us and for how easy they made our work.