Clinic Blog: 2012 Toronto OneSight Clinic Blog
May 14, 2012
Hey everyone! Well, day one of the Toronto clinic is done and it was fantastic! We saw 41 children today, with 100% needing glasses. We were able to produce all but seven pairs of glasses on Eyeleen - the others will be manufactured at a local Lenscrafters. Despite having "broken" both edgers and the tracer, lab manager Andrew managed to keep the lab running smoothly with the help of Eva, Lesley, Rei and Vik! :) Jamie and Emily rocked pre-testing and all of today's doctors did a great job with the kids. Laura rocked registration and Mark had a great time dispensing glasses to the kids!
All of the volunteers had a great time with the kids today - they were all super interested in what was going on. One student, Eliza, asked how we got the outside of the van clean - it was obviously too big to go through a regular carwash! She didn't seem too impressed by the fact that there are car washes for big vehicles too!
When asked what class he was missing, one grade six student named David was upset to be missing a math test. None of the other kids seemed to mind too much! He got his pair of glasses and looked great, so hopefully he'll get the chance to take his test again. We played "I Spy" and "Simon Says" with the kids who were waiting to get on the van - it must be very mysterious to see their classmates disappear inside while they have to wait.
Toronto Trivia of the Day:
Did you know that Toronto has the longest street in the world? Yonge street starts at Lake Ontario, runs north through Toronto, and continues on through central and northern Ontario to the Ontario - Minnesota border, a total of 1178 miles or 1896 kms! Some of it is now highway, and overgrown, but it's still pretty cool!
Have a great day everyone! As always, if you'd like to support or learn more about OneSight, please visit www.onesight.org!