Clinic Blog: 2011 Detroit Clinic Blog
May 2, 2011
Back to the grind stone folks…...
Today was our first day back to the clinic after having the weekend off to have fun, relax and recharge for the rest of the clinic. We saw 268 students today with 217 of them needing eyeglasses, giving us a 80.9% of need for the day. The cumulative total so far for our clinic is 1365 students seen with 1153 needing eyeglasses, giving us a 84.5% of need thus far.
The students were very attentitive and eager to go through our process today. There was a young boy who came in today who was blind in his one eye. My hearts felt for this boy being he already lost sight in his one eye and had no corrective lens for his good eye. The boy was very excited to have his eye exam today and enjoyed picking out his glasses to finally be able to see correctly.
We also had twin boys come through, Tyrell and Tyrese. These boys were born with cataracts in their eyes that required them to have very high plus prescriptions (between +11.00 and +14.00). Dr Pam Brown had recognized them from a clinic here a few years ago. Back then they came in because they had broken their previous pairs of glasses and now were back in because their glasses were broken yet again. Dr Brown went over with the boys how to properly maintain and take care of their glasses so that they would last longer for them.
Tonight we were treated by the local Sears employees to a potluck dinner as their way of showing appreciation for us coming here. There were tons (and I mean TONS) of chicken, spaghetti, salad, rolls, desserts, etc for us to eat this evening. Needless to say, some of us are going to return home and need to update our wardrobes to a slightly bigger size or two!
Also, if anyone is willing to donate to our clinic, our link to our page is http://onesight.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&eventID=514&teamID=5074
Thanks for reading and your support!
Detroit Team 2011