The Guerrero Rotary Clinic in Mexico needs $8,000 to purchase an Autorefractor in time for our March clinic.  If your club has any service project funds available or individual Rotarians who are willing to help us purchase  the equipment in time, we would appreciate your assistance.  An autorefractor is a computer-controlled machine used during an eye exam to provide an objective measurement of a person's refractive error and prescription for glasses or contact lenses. This is achieved by measuring how light is changed as it enters a person's eye.


The autorefractor provides a starting point for optometrists to perform subjective refraction tests where lenses are switched in and out and patients are asked "which looks better" while looking at a chart. This feedback refines the prescriptions to provide patients with the best vision.

 The autorefractor is extremely useful in dealing with the clinic’s patient population of Mexicans, Tarahumara Indians and Mennonites who speak limited or no English.


The Guerrero Clinic is, as far as we know, the longest running active clinic of its type in Rotary. It is run by the Guerrero Rotary Foundation which has officers from both the United States and Mexico. The clinic handles 60% of the indigent eye care in the State of Chihuahua.


There are two primary clinic trips (one in the spring and one in the fall) along with a smaller clinic trip in June.  We will see 1,000 eye patients at each clinic and perform almost 250 surgeries to remove cataracts.


Our Next Clinic is Tuesday March 25 thru March 30.  Please contact Walter Branson (979-236-1970 or if you have an interest in participating in person or can help financially.


Checks can be made out to The Guerrero Crystal Foundation (a 501c3) and sent to P.O. Box 1566, Lake Jackson, TX 77566. Donations can also be accepted via our pay pal account that can be accessed via our web site (


Thank you.

Walter Branson, Director of Guerrero Clinic.