About Us

espanolThe FUNDACIÓN OFTALMOLÓGICA VEJARANO is a legally approved by the Ministry of Health, now the Ministry of Social Protection, as proclaimed by the resolution No. 4689 of 15 December 1997 of the national constition.

It is an ophthalmological servicing institution, nonprofit, located in the city of Popayan, capital of the Cauca Department, Republic of Colombia in South America.

Popayan, is located in the south-western Colombia, with a population of 280,000 inhabitants.


Following the medical and technological advances, the FOUNDATION saw the need to gather a group of ophthalmologists specializing in different areas of the discipline allowing to expand the capacity and deliver complex treatments to the population. When Dr. Alberto Vejarano Cucalón finished his studies at the Barraquer Institute of Ophthalmology in Barcelona (Spain), he decided to return to Popayan, his homeland and offer his experience and knowledge as ophthalmologist to the people of this region. Following in his footsteps, his son Dr. Luis Felipe Vejarano joined his medical practice and legally constituted FUNDACIÓN OFTALMOLÓGICA VEJARANO.

Evidencing the foregoing and the hospital crisis that occurred in the city, the Foundation inaugurated in October 1999 its SURGICAL CENTER. Two operating rooms and their induction and recovery areas were were conditionedin the facility. Also a pre-anesthetic clinic, clinical laboratory, central sterilization and spacious waiting areas were created for patients and escorts.

The reception from users and contracting authorities, have allowed us to sustained growth over five years, allowing us to project for the year 2004 the construction of a new clinic fully integrated with services and additional areas.

Since January 2004, when he began the demolition of the land and until June 2005 was the construction of the new MEDICAL CENTER AND SURGICAL FOUNDATION.

These new facilities were designed projecting to the future, with spacious lounges, ophthalmic and optometric offices, special testing room and laser procedures, surgery center with three operating rooms equipped with the latest technology, sterilization, induction and recovery areas. As well as a large cafeteria, pharmacy and optical services. In 2010 we expanded our physical ability to provide consultation service and Plastic Surgery.

Today the Foundation has 40 staff employees and contractors, serving the population in Southwestern Colombia (Departments of Cauca, Nariño, Caquetá, Putumayo, Huila and Valle del Cauca). Monthly, it receives more than 480 patients, On it’s operating rooms around two thousand ophthalmic surgeries are performed through the year and it has an intelligent building built on 2,400 square meters. The FUNDACIÓN OFTALMOLÓGICA VEJARANO is located in the city of Popayan, Colombia, South America. It is located at Carrera 3 No. 5-54 in the historic center of the city, surrounded by the most important museums, churches, hotels and restaurants of the city center.