Clinic Blog: 2012 Chicago Clinic Blog
May 1, 2012
Days Six and Seven
The total number of students through clinic Monday was 291 and Tuesday was 304. Clinic ran super smooth both days with core team members showing their leadership skills!
Today I helped the children choose the frames for their new glasses. Daquan came through with -13 and -11.5 Rx. He had glasses at one time but was not wearing them because they were broken. He was so cute when trying on the frames. The first pair he picked were square black frames and when putting them on he immediately says “I look just like you.” Then he tries another pair and says “I look like batman” and the entire time he wasn’t even looking in the mirror. Because of his high Rx, he was getting two new pair, and seemed really excited about it.
Later we had a small girl come through and try on orange and pink frames first (see picture attachment). She proceeded to try on a few more pairs and when I asked her if she wanted the orange ones she wasn’t sure. She laid out 4 pair and did ‘eeny meeny miney mo’ and ended up with the orange ones anyway…im pretty sure it was intentional.
Another boy who stood out was Davonte (picture also attached). As soon as he put the glasses on he pulls them off and says “These got medicine in them?’’ I told him that they didn’t yet but we would make lenses with medicine. He says “They can put medicine in both sides” and points to both lenses. –Joanie
We had a group of special need students in dilation today who were such a good group they allowed us to place the eye drops in their eyes and there was no fuss. The high school kids we had next cried and carried on as if we had shot them. Oh the drama of the dilation room. When we were finished with one group and were chatting we found out that one of the boys, Jacques, was from Africa and moved to Chicago five years ago. This same group sure liked basketball and nearly blasted my eardrums when I asked what team…of course Chicago Bulls was the answer. They didn’t like hockey at all.
With another group I asked about what kind of music they liked and one boy, Travone, answered Eminem . I told him I liked the red ones best… he laughed. A shout out to my store Pearle 794 in Winnipeg. Have lots of clinic pics to share missing you. -Kendra