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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.

An adolescent female wearing glasses and smiling
STL volunteer fitting a pair of glasses for a child

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.

Two STL volunteer discussing and pointing to chart on the wal
STL volunteer surrounded by 5 children, one is hugging her.

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.


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 slumsBagong Barrio, Caloocan City


We currently offer support and services for the following in the United States:

  • Catholic parishes and community centersDiocese of Fresno

Two children stopped on their bikes and one child standing, all three looking at the camera. Background is of a Taiwanese road
STL partnered Optometrist giving an eye exam to and elderly female.
  • Universities- Fu Jen Catholic University, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology Department of Optometry

  • HospitalsFu Jen Catholic University School of Medicine, Mennonite Christian Hospital

  • FoundationsChiayi Catholic Mingdao Foundation, Cardinal Tien Cultural Foundation, Joseph Catholic Social Welfare Foundation, Ocular Foundation Inc.

  • Optical chainsGrace Optical

  • Religious communitiesDaughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Religious Family of the Incarnate Word

  • Catholic diocesesDiocese 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.


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