BETTER VISION FOR DAGUPEÑOS – Beneficiaries under the city’s eye screening program personally thank Mayor Belen T. Fernandez shortly after their operations that successfully restored their vision. Of the first batch of beneficiaries 36 underwent cataract operation while four others had excisions of pterygium. (CIO photo by Jojo Tamayo)

DAGUPAN CITY – Some 40 Dagupeños were benefited with renewed vision shortly after successfully undergoing operations on their respective vision problems.

This after the city sent the beneficiaries to the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan, Metro Manila for their surgery under the city’s eye screening program.

The first batch was comprised of 36 beneficiaries who underwent cataract operation while four others had excisions of pterygium.

The beneficiaries personally conveyed their gratitude to Mayor Belen T. Fernandez during their brief visit to the city museum on April 3.

Among those who benefited from the program was Ernesto Quisora of Barangay Pantal East. The 68-year old lost his vision in 2017 after struggling with cataracts for years.

Quisora expressed his gratitude to Mayor Fernandez after the operation that successfully restored his eyesight.

“It was very difficult to experience when I lost my vision. That’s why I’m really grateful to Mayor Belen and her program because I can now see clearly again,” said Quisora.

Quisora joined among  300 Dagupeños who benefited from the free eye screening and cataract operation, a program of the city that started in 2013. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)