Clinic Blog: 2012 Walking Shield Clinic Blog
March 12, 2012
Our Last Day of Clinic
It is our last day of clinic. The 2 weeks went by so fast. Today an elementary school came through with some of the cutest kids ever. Dr. Richard had a great story; while examining an 11 year old boy named Axel, he heard a wonderful reinforcement of our OneSight mission. Without any solicitation he looked around the exam lane and said: “I would like to work her because I know people need help. Since I am the one being helped now I would like to help others”!!! Later that day, Dr. Richard found a representative from the school and asked her if she knew Axel, she did. He told her what he had said and asked her if there were any opportunities in the school for an 11 year old to do volunteer work. She said that there was and thanked him for this lead. He felt this child has a great future ahead of him!!
As the last patient left clinic we began cleaning up the exam rooms, the lab, EyeVan, did inventory and packed up all the equipment so EyeVan could move onto San Diego for the next clinic in a couple weeks. The Walking Shield clinic was a huge success. We saw a total of 847 patients (504 were children and 307 were adults). Our wonderful lab team was able to complete 100% of the glasses needed for a total of 641 pairs of glasses. A need of 79%. One pair of glasses was a total power of +12.00 and another pair was -20.00. Great job lab team!!
After leaving clinic we headed to our final team dinner and pinning ceremony. Everyone was a little sad to be saying good-bye but excited to get home to their loved ones. An early Friday morning flight from Mammoth Lake airport and we all headed in different directions to begin our travel home.