Clinic Blog: 2012 Mexico 2 Clinic Blog
August 28, 2012
Day 1 of Clinic – Make a Difference
The first day of clinic was a success! We saw 629 people. The local volunteers and translators were a huge help during the day. We also had 3 volunteers from the local Mexico City Luxottica office.
Everyone who came through the clinic received a pair of plano (non-Rx) sunglasses. However, many also needed glasses for distance or for reading. All Rx glasses were single vision only on this clinic and most of the glasses are brand new that were manufactured during the Manufacturing Clinics that happened in Cincinnati, OH earlier this summer.
Quality of care was seen throughout the clinic. It really started yesterday will a full day devoted to orientation and training. During the clinic there was a clear emphasis on taking time with the patients as they progressed through the stations. Doctors choose the eyewear that each patient will receive to ensure the final Rx matches (or they try to get as close as possible). All recipients receive a cloth case with each pair of eyewear they receive to help prolong the life of the glasses. The recipients do a post visual acuity wearing their new glasses to ensure the glasses help them see. For those of us that are clinic veterans, it’s been exciting to see the great enhancements OneSight has made to the quality of care provided.
There were many school age children who came through the clinic today and received their first pair of glasses. See some of their pictures below. These students will now be able to use their new glasses in school to help them succeed.
I want to share in detail just a couple stories of the recipients today. Amando is a 45 year old male who was only seeing 20/100 when he arrived at the clinic. He stocks shelves at a warehouse and his vision is important to the accuracy of the work he does. He received a pair of very cool Oakley glasses today that will help him in his work. See his picture below.
Another special recipient today was Annel. She was a 35 year old with an 8 year old daughter. She couldn’t even read the largest letter on the vision chart. She had lost her contacts a few months ago and had no back up glasses. She received a pair of recycled glasses today that will help her in her daily life in raising her daughter. See her picture below.