Vila Real de Santo António ‘Cuidar’ programme gives 4,000 eye exams

Were it not for this special programme, as many as 200 people could have gone blind.

That’s how Vila Real de Santo António mayor Luís Gomes describes the success of ‘Cuidar’, a local health programme launched nine months ago in VRSA and Olhão.

Since then, locals needing help have been given 4,000 eye exams.

“It has ended the long waiting lists for people who desperately needed an appointment,” Gomes said.