What We Do
Our aim is to reach out to individuals that are most in need of our services either because they cannot afford it or because they have no way of accessing it themselves. All of our services are free of charge to all patients and participants. We rely on generous donors and partner with local foundations in order to care for these underprivileged and neglected.
We provide quality eye care, examining patients for sight-threatening conditions and diseases. We also prescribe prescription glasses, reading glasses, and sunglasses to our patients so they can not only see better but also protect their eyes. Clinics are held in rural villages at schools, churches, and community centers. Clinics are also held at orphanages and centers for children with special needs. Most of our patients are children or the elderly. Licensed optometrists examine all patients with the assistance of trained optometric assistants and opticians. During these vision screenings, we operate at the highest possible standard of care.
Many of the villagers we encounter are plagued by chronic diseases and have poor nutrition. Some even suffer from substance abuse or work-related injuries. So, in addition to administering actual heath care, we also provide seminars on public health and disease management. Based on the needs of the locals, we may offer courses on the English language or other subjects as well. All educational services are tailored to both school-aged children and adults. We hope to teach and assist in basic life skills in order to improve quality of life.
Physical health is not enough if there is no spiritual health. We aim to serve in providing spiritual nourishment in all the communities we visit so everyone with open hearts can learn about our Lord. We organize children’s activities, bible studies, and various other catechesis events to spread the Good News.
OUR PROGRAMS AND LOCATIONS
We currently offer support and services for the following in Taiwan:
Rural villages and townships in the following counties: Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Miaoli, Yunlin, Chiayi, Kaohsiung, Taitung, Yilan
Orphanages: New Taipei City
Special needs centers: Miaoli, Yunlin, Chiayi, Kaohsiung
Disaster relief center: Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Chiayi, Tainan
Off-site hospital clinics
We currently offer support and services for the following in the Philippines:
Urban slums: Bagong Barrio, Caloocan City
We currently offer support and services for the following in the United States:
Catholic parishes and community centers: Diocese of Fresno
Universities- Fu Jen Catholic University, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology Department of Optometry
Hospitals- Fu Jen Catholic University School of Medicine, Mennonite Christian Hospital
Foundations- Chiayi Catholic Mingdao Foundation, Cardinal Tien Cultural Foundation, Joseph Catholic Social Welfare Foundation, Ocular Foundation Inc.
Optical chains- Grace Optical
Religious communities- Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Religious Family of the Incarnate Word
Catholic dioceses- Diocese of Fresno
If your community or institution is in need of our services, please Contact Us.
million people around the world are visually impaired
of those people could be cured with the right pair of glasses.
STL is making that number smaller patient at a time.