“If we are together nothing is impossible.” – Winston Churchill

Our success stories would not be told today had our accomplishments been solely our doing. The fact is, without the benevolent and active support of our partner organizations in the US and the Philippines, success would have been elusive. Together we made possible, and continue to do so, the sometimes impossible task of restoring sight to the blind in pursuit of our mission. We salute them and gratefully acknowledge their contributions:

USA
Current Partners:
 

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Children’s Hospital Boston. The faculty of Children’s Hospital have trained four recipients of RSI International Fellowships (from the Philippines and Israel) in various fields of ophthalmology and optometry. Children’s Hospital also supports the Annual RSI 20/20 Sight Saver Teen Tournament.

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Tufts Medical Center Boston. Two past Brazilian awardees of RSI International Fellowships received their training in retina/vitreous surgery and glaucoma at the Tufts Medical Center. The Center also supports Annual RSI 20/20 Sight Saver Teen Tournament.
 

Read Tufts Medical Center’s article about Partnership with RSI

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Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, MA. The Center provides health care services to uninsured, indigent residents of the area. As a community partner, RSI also helped equip an eye consultation room in the Center’s Eye Clinic.

Past Partners:
 
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. This renowned health care institution provided training in low vision optometry to RSI’s Visual Rehabilitation Fellowship awardee from the Philippines.

Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MSEPS). This nonprofit organization of medical doctors is dedicated to the public’s direct access to ophthalmic care and serving the total health care needs of the people of Massachusetts.

PHILIPPINES
Current Partners:

 

OfphilLogoOphthalmological Foundation of the Philippines (OFPHIL). RSI’s sister organization in the Philippines, having been founded by Dr. Felipe I. Tolentino following his successive personal medical missions in the land of his birth, OFPHIL is the implementing arm of RSI-supported projects in the country. OFPHIL’s Metro Manila office as well as its Mobile Eye Clinic and small satellite eye centers in various parts of the Philippines are well equipped for the delivery of basic eye care services to needy patients, including cataract surgery in some cases. As depicted on the other pages of this site, RSI-OFPHIL projects have made a meaningful difference in the lives of many indigent Filipinos in both urban and hinterland areas of the country.
 

AEI 002Asian Eye Institute. Established in 2001, the Institute known as Asian Eye is the only ambulatory health facility in the Philippines with international health care accreditation. A privately owned health care organization, it provides a full range of specialized medical services and has served over 70,000 local and foreign patients. Since its founding, Asian Eye has been a partner of RSI and OFPHIL. Asian Eye’s medical staff serve as consultants to OFPHIL and its state-of-the-art surgical facilities are made available at a substantial discount to OFPHIL patients requiring highly specialized procedures for the completion of their treatment.
 

Past Partners:
 
Whenever its leadership sees fit, OFPHIL enters into formal and informal partnerships with various international and local organizations in order to more effectively implement RSI-supported projects. Thus, by association, RSI considers the following organizations as past project partners:

Philippine International
Cataract Foundation of the Philippines
Alcon Laboratories Philippines
Philippine General Hospital
Medical City Eye Department
Ephpheta Foundation for the Blind
Batangas Provincial Government
Rotary Club: New Manila East, Makati, Ortigas, Mandaluyong, Pasig
Philippine Veterans Association
Philippine Band of Mercy
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
UN Department of Social and Economic
Affairs
Rotary Foundation International
Rotary Club: Sarasota, FL

 

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