Clinic Blog: 2012 Mexico 2 Clinic Blog
September 5, 2012
Clinic Day 7 - Be Inspired!
Another great day at clinic. We saw 1,110 people today and 7,016 people for the entire clinic so far. Each day of the clinic we’ve had 4-6 volunteers from the local Luoxttica office in Mexico City. I’ve posted some of their pictures below. We’ve enjoyed getting to know them and helping them experience what OneSight is all about. They’ve been a big help each day since most of them speak good English as well!
I’ve been really impressed with the high quality frames that we’ve had at this clinic…. Oakley, RayBan, Oliver Peoples, Versace, DKNY, and more. The recipients really loved the RayBan glasses and sunglasses! We are starting to run low on sunglasses so not everyone was able to receive one today. For those in North America, please remember to donate your old glasses (and sunglasses) at any LensCrafter’s, Pearle Vision, Target Optical, or Sears Optical so they can be used in future clinics.
The people of Mexico that have come through the clinic have been so warm and appreciative. People have had to wait 2-4 hours in line and to go through the clinic, but they have been so patient. There have also been a good number of children that come through the clinic each day. Their smiles and hugs have helped inspire each of us throughout the day.
There was one child today that inspired me. His name was Fernando and he was 10 years old. He spoke very good English and was so polite. He came right up to me and shook my hand and said it was a pleasure to meet me. He received new glasses that he really liked (see picture below) and a pair of sunglasses. Then he pulled out of his pocket his old glasses, but he couldn’t wear them because one of the lenses had popped out. I told him we could get that fixed so he could have them as a backup pair of glasses. This should have been a quick fix to put in a new screw, but we discovered the screw area had been stripped. Rob McCoy came to the rescue and was able to put in a new screw with a bolt at the end so the lens would stay in place. This whole process took quite awhile, but Fernando and his mother waited patiently. I had some time to talk with them when Rob was working on the glasses and uncovered that they had been waiting in line for over 3 hours and hadn’t eaten lunch (it was past 3 PM in the afternoon). Fernando told me that he enjoys reading and math in school and wants to be an Engineer (pretty impressive for a 10 year old to say) when he grows up.
Bonjour tout le monde, déjà une semaine à Mexico, et que de changement par rapport a la France. Dés le matin beaucoup de personne font la queue pour pouvoir accéder a la clinique, depuis mardi dernier 55OO personnes ont étés vue et équipé en montures optique ou solaire. Une grande majorité d'enfants et de personnes âgées se sont présentés avec de gros problèmes de vue. Le nombre de déficiences visuel les chez les enfants est impressionnant. Mais leurs sourires et le gracias font chaud au cœur quand ils partent, avec leur monture optique. Merci au team OneSight Mexico pour leur aide pendant la clinique et continuons à soutenir les prochaines cliniques, pour que la vue ne soit pas réservé a certains. Merci de votre soutien a tous. -- Olivier David, Luxottica France