Clinic Blog: 2012 San Diego Clinic Blog
March 21, 2012
This is the San Diego OneSight Cheer:
We are OneSight, yes we are
We have traveled from near and far.
We have great partners, yes we do
Thanks to Katie, her staff and the Lions too.
Thanks for helping this great city with their mission
Of helping these kids with their vision.
Enjoy your days and your nights,
But remember why we’re here and
That’s to give the gift of sight!
On 3…1,2,3 ONESIGHT!!!
Hello world…it’s day 3 of this awesome adventure!!! It’s really hard to pinpoint a special moment….all these children are special creations with their own unique personalities. The little ones are the ones I want to scoop up and take home. We have had several 3 year olds come through the clinic. The little girls make me think of my granddaughter, Lauren, who is also 3. As I watch these little “princesses” try on the frames, it brings tears to my eyes as their eyes light up as they look in the mirror. -MaryLee Beerens, SGH #1804
Today I had the opportunity to meet Elizabeth; she is an adorable sweet girl. I met her mother (Rosalba) who I had spoken with yesterday because she had brought in her older daughter to the clinic, didn’t put the two together until today.I was asked by Dottie to go with her Melanie, Greg and Jen to deliver Elizabeth’s glasses to her. We got to the home, and were immediately greeted by Elizabeth, her little sister and brother. What a great family! The mom is so humble and grateful and does everything she can for her children. She told me that she is not used to this kind of generosity and it is not everyday that people go out of their way to help other people that they do not know. I was so touched that Dottie asked me to go along and I will never forget this family, this has been an awesome experience! -Terry Quintero LensCrafters #73 El Paso, TX.
Little 5 year old Yesienda came to me at the control desk at the end of her exam and picking out her frames. As i looked at her frames and her prescription i noticed she had no vision in her left eye and her right eye was a +5.00 sph with a -4.50 cyl. She had no glasses with her so we put the order thru a hot rush to be done in a few hours. Once the job was completed I had the oppurtunity to go to her school and dispense her eyeglasses to her. When I arrived there she was very timid and not very responsive. I took the glasses out and set them on her face and she automatically lit up. She was smiling to big and so happy you could just tell the difference she noticed with her glasses on. It was so rewarding to her face the happiness come from this child. We later learned that she had a lazy eye and wasnt very coorporative at school and she did have a pair of glasses she kept at school because her home situation wasn't the best and the glasses seemed to get broke a lot and never ended coming back to school once they came home. So the teacher kept them in her desk only for classroom time. So at recess and home she wasn't seeing so her lazy eye was only being corrected half the time. Now she has a second pair she can use and wear her glasses 24/7. It was a amazing day and being able to change the lives of these kids is so inspiring and touches my heart. - Melissa Murdock Target 4004