Clinic Blog: 2011 India 3 Clinic Blog
October 19, 2011
A very busy day
We had a very busy day today. After waiting for what seemed forever, our equipment and inventory arrived at the clinic site this afternoon. Following a delicious lunched hosted by our Goan sponsrs, we spent the aftrnoon and into the evening unloading and putting everything in their proper place.
The team split into groups. The doctors calibrated their instruments and practiced using the latest in exam equipment. The rest of the team broke into groups, practicing becoming proficient with the autorefractor and doublechecking the inventory. People moved between one group and the other as tasks were completed.
As the night went on, snacks came out and water was consumed in great amounts in the hot school auditorium.
Finally, our work was complete. What was once an empty parking lot, now became a covered and comfortable reception area. The empty school auditorium became an orderly trail of eye exam stations and eyewear dispensing.
A tired but tremendously satisfied clinic team aboard our bus for the ride home, each of us deep in thought about our day and the upcoming busy day tomorrow.