The Belize Eye Mission was started by Dr. Robert Peets and Dr. Peter Jensen in 2006 to bring ophthalmic care to the poor of Belize. In the country of Belize there are only 3 Ophthalmologists to serve a population of 360,000, with 43% of that population living below the poverty line. The mission provides care to Belizeans living in extreme poverty. Each year the team sees scores of cases of preventable blindness and reversible blindness and are able to return and preserve sight to many. Through these life changing surgeries these Belizeans can have a chance at a better future for themselves and their families.
All surgeries and care performed by this mission are free to the indigent and only made possible by the generous donations of the doctors and sponsors of the Physician's Mission LLC. To make a donation please call (937)898-2300. Help us change lives for the people of Belize.
Most recently, Dr. Peets has secured a generous grant from the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology (AOCOO). With this grant Dr. Peets, in conjunction with Body & Soul Clinic in Roaring Creek Belize, has built a new multispecialty clinic, to continue his mission work for years to come. Dr. Peets just returned from Belize June 10th, 2023. He conducted a 7 day mission at his new clinic in Roaring Creek/Body & Soul Mission. During his time there the team saw 59 patients, and performed cataract, pterygium, and laser eye surgeries.
Robert L. Peets, D.O.
Dr. Peets has now retired!! After retiring from practice, Dr. Peets will continue to do mission work, but most of his time will be spent on his sailboat, Cataract Cowboy, sailing.