Clinic Blog: 2012 India 2 Clinic Blog
April 28, 2012
Glimpses from the team
The OneSight team for India 2012, represents the globe and different aspects of Luxottica as a whole that many are not privy to. Their are Italians, Chinese, Canadians, Asian Indians, Americans, a Finnish lady, a gentleman from Hong Kong, a Moroccan miss, an English rose, two Chilleans, and a sweet woman from Korea. The job diversity ranges from lab techs, doctors, people employed in factories, managers, accountants, human resources, insurance, brand managers, and graphic designers. Its incredible to think about what it takes to run the global force that is Luxottica.
Guest post by Kushla- Luxottica London
I was very worried about coming to India. Would I be comfortable with working in a very hot climate? Would I fit in a team whom I hardly know? Would I survive two weeks without the comfort of my home and kids? But all these thoughts vanished when I saw how happy and grateful the people of Jodpur were when they had their glasses on. From children with sunnies right up to senior citizens using their bifocals or reading glasses on. It seems like we have done the greatest miracle in their lives. It’s amazing to see how restoring sight can change their outlook on their lives, to see better. I am ever so thankful to OneSight to give me this opportunity to carry this mission and to experience this joy. I sincerely hope that OneSight will carry on expanding more missions to help the poor and need receive the blessing that comes with seeing more clearly.
Guest post by Rich Hoffman
At dispense I had a great experience with a local woman. Upon receiving her glasses she was reluctant to leave the final clinic station. Due to the language barrier, I was not able to have her exit. When a translator came over, he explained that the woman waned to give me the most blessings. So she proceeded on putting her hands on my head and thanking me. She gave him the most blessings.
Guest post by Wayne from Winnipeg
The sights, sounds and smells of India bombard your senses in this exotic land. Our bus ride to clinic at two desert villages every day has shown us the life style of the Indian people that most tourists never see. We are so fortunate for this opportunity to help restore vision where it is most needed. The word that keeps coming to mind when I think of the Indian people I’ve met here is “gracious;” to us and to each other. Our clinic days seem to pass quickly in the desert heat of forty to forty five degrees Celsius. We have a great OneSight team all of whom pull together for work during the day and for fun socializing in the evening. I will miss all of these friends when I depart for home, but will never forget the great time we had here.
One particular little six-year old boy I fitted with his first pair of glasses, couldn’t stop smiling. His vision was so poor he would never have seen the birds flying through the tree tops or someone sitting across the room from him. We had a few pairs that were close to his minus ten diopter prescription. For those not in the optical world, without spectacles this little boy could see hand motion at twenty feet away but no clarity beyond his nose. The pair he liked the best needed adjusting to fit his small face. I bent the frame at the hinge as I’ve done thousands of times and it broke. My heart sank. Fortunately, we had a back up pair and he was able to leave the clinic and enjoy a whole new world.
Wayne from Winnepeg
For the most part we are back to our normal lives and jobs. The people we were blessed to serve with and those we met to serve will last with us much longer than the two weeks we spent in Jodhpur. Thank you all for the support and following our story.
About the Clinic
2012 India 2 Clinic Blog Clinic
A team of OneSight volunteers and doctors will provide free vision care and eyewear to those in need.