Clinic Blog: 2013 Thailand Clinic Blog
January 17, 2013
ENJOY THE MOMENTS - Day three
Day Three - today we helped another 1188 people receive the gift of sight in Bueng Kan Thailand which brings our 3 day total to 3137! The team is amazing together - its amazing how in just a few days 42 people from all over the world can become so close. We celebrated yet another birthday today - Happy Birthday Dr. Dana Kindberg! Dana had an extra special birthday as she was able to go to the school to see how the little girl who received her mother’s glasses yesterday is doing with them.
Today’s theme was enjoy the moments. Each and every moment during clinic is a special one, from the smiles we get from the patients, to the hugs, tears and “wai’s” which is the traditional thai greeting of putting the hands together and bowing, to sitting around the pool at the end of the day laughing and having fun and doing the Macarena during clinic with the translators. Seeing that famous Thai smile when you put a pair of glasses on someone for the first time is something none of us will soon forget.
Jennifer Bishop-OneSight Asset Protection wants to give a shout out to her kids at home-Amber, Austin, Ricky and Megan!! also to her awesome husband Mark for taking care of everything at home. Also to Mrs Cann’s class, who are following this blog. Not only are we helping people with their vision needs, but we are all making LOTS of friends!!
Jenni Eilers - Integrated Marketing Team wants to say hi to her team at home keeping the business afloat in her absence. Really appreciate the best team ever as I couldn’t do what I do with OneSight without your amazing support! Also sending shout outs to her parents and Dave...Love you guys!! Had a great “moment” today when I got to welcome a lady in the visual acuity area and take her ocular pressures with the tonometer (testing for glaucoma)....then later I was in dispensing and saw her walking towards me...got to dispense her glasses and they were her first pair EVER! -7.00 bifocals so I worked with the translators to ensure she understood how to use them and to be careful on stairs for awhile :-) She was grinning ear to ear as she left, was great to actually see someone from the beginning of the process all the way to the end!
Mike Sigg - Contact Lens Product Team wants to say ‘Hi’ to his amazing family at home - Carolyn, Daniel, Rachel, & Joshua! He misses them and appreciates their support while he is helping thousands see clearly halfway across the world. He also wants to say thanks to his team for their support in all of his OneSight efforts! I have had some great moments in Dispense when patients’ eyes and face light up when I put their new pair of glasses on - it is one of the best feelings in the world!