Clinic Blog: 2011 Mexico Clinic Blog
May 29, 2011
If you bet Mexico team could not assist 1600 patients in one day…YOU LOST!
The team is getting better and better each day, today with the record of 1,625 visits. It was a non-stop day, where kids, young kids, adults and elderly people continued to pass through all the stations of our clinic: registration, vision acuity, auto-refractor, medical examination, glasses selection and dispensing…
Of course the dispensing moment is very emotional – that is when people actually are fitted with their glasses and they start to see…and of course the first thing they see is…our faces!
But no way we could assist an average of 200 people a day, if there wasn´t a strong leadership and a committed team behind…and if we weren´t also having fun while doing it!
Even we take our goal VERY seriously, it doesn’t mean we cannot find the time to sing happy birthday to a 7th year old that is celebrating her birthday with a new pair of eyewear! Or to play with a toddler while his mum is getting an exam, or finding the time for our official group photo.
We could write for ever bout all the people that we met, but we are very eager to share about the special group that attended our clinic toward the end of the day. All from Zoquitlan (South East of Puebla), this group traveled 8 hours by bus to come and see us. 8 hours! Compared to others, we couldn´t interact much with them, as they mostly spoke Nahuatl, a local dialect. Among them, theer were also kids, including Ceasar: 5 year old, bad vision and already went through a brain surgery. We were not able to find the right pair of glasses for him today, but thanks to Leona Dockery commitment and OneSight, he will be soon receive his custom-made glasses.
Enough of reading, time to jump to the images gallery!