Fundación Visión is a non-profit organization that was established in 1999 out of the initiative and serving spirit of its current General Director, Dr. Rainald Duerksen, with the support of several efficient and dedicated co–workers. The idea began in 1992 with “Programa Visión” that was run by the Baptist Medical Centre of Asuncion thanks to the generous support of the “Christoffel Blindenmission”, currently known as “Christian Blind Mission (CBM)”. This program provided ophthalmology services at the facilities of Hospital Menonita (Mennonite Hospital) near Asuncion, and served the indigenous population in Yalve Sanga, Chaco twice a year.
The rapid increase in the number of patients, the shortage of staff and limited opportunities to grow within the Baptist Medical Centre, required Programa Visión to become an independent organization and move to its current location.
Fundación Visión has three programs: “Programa Visión”, “Programa Sonrisas” and “Programa Oir Paraguay”.