Clinic Blog: 2012 Thailand 2 Clinic Blog
November 29, 2012
Sawatdee Kaa (Hello) from Thailand!
Hello from our group to everyone at home! We have had 2 very busy, successful and fun days of clinic yesterday and today. Numbers from Day 2 came in at 1,000 patients, 131 referrals and 62 pairs of Chabellas, with Day 3 numbers at 1,200 patients, 111 referrals, and 100 Chabellas. Referrals are patients who will be given free surgical care for complex vision problems such as cataracts. Although we can’t provide the final step to better vision for those people, we are able to provide a way for them to receive further help in saving their vision – a huge win for all. Chabellas are brand new glasses made to prescription on-site – these are a fantastic way for us to help patients for whom we don’t have a similar match in our stock. A huge shout-out to Dale & team for rocking the Chabellas station!
Many of our team members had special moments that they will never forget. A lady brought in a pair of broken glasses that she had received from a OneSight clinic 5 years ago and Jennifer was able to provide her with a new pair – amazing that OneSight has made a continuing impact in her life. Todd had the chance to pull glasses for a 7 year old boy, who being rather large for his age, needed men’s frames. He typed in the script and pulled a frame – which just happened to be the exact frame as his personal pair, right on his face! Todd placed them on the young boy and showed him that now, they were twins! I placed a pair of +1 reading glasses on a woman's face, a relatively low prescription, but clearly a huge difference to her, as she hugged me and kissed both of my cheeks.
2 stories from Shannon:
“At the exit there was a lady about 75 years old. She was wearing her new blinged-out Versace sunglasses and working them. Then her husband came out with his Ray-Ban aviators on. They both were beaming from ear-to-ear at each other.”
“Simona was trying to find glasses for a young girl with a difficult script. Instead of resorting to Chabellas, Simona put in the extra hard work and searched through the male frames to find a quite unisex pair. The girl put them on and was instantly smiling. She beamed from ear to ear all the way to the exit.”