Clinic Blog: 2011 Toronto Clinic Blog
May 31, 2011
Day 2: Rock and Roll!
Hello everyone! We had a fantastic day in the sunshine today! The heat maxed out at 38C - a bit short of the forecasted Humidex high of 41C - but no one was complaining! This intrepid journalist definitely has a sunburn tonight!
Today was a big day - we saw 63 kids, 61 of whom needed glasses. One was also referred to a local doctor for further examination. All but six pairs of glasses were manufactured on site. The ones that were manufactured offsite were done so because the van stocks lenses with a power (prescription) range of +3.00 to -6.00 with up to a -2.00 cylinder value. The glasses manufactured at local Lenscrafters had prescriptions as high as -9.00 and required a "surface" lab - extra machines that can actually cut the prescription into the lenses. Pretty awesome! One of OneSight's other vans, Eyevan, is actually a full surface lab on wheels and has the ability to create these higher powered lenses. Pretty awesome!
One student, Ashana, had never had glasses before. Her prescription was fairly minor, -0.75 in each eye. She had been having trouble seeing the board in school and watching movies and TV. She was super excited to get glasses because many of her friends already wore glasses and she felt like she was missing out. Ashana got a great pair of DKNY glasses and quickly rushed off to show her friends!
We even had some entertainment today at the clinic site. Eric's band, the Edelweiss Trio, played several awesome sets. Subway, located at the Toronto Eaton Centre, graciously donated today's lunch. Thanks Subway! (And Lisa, GM of Lenscrafters at the Eaton Centre, for driving the food out to us!)
Tomorrow will be a cooler day, so hopefully we'll all be able to recover quickly from our sunburns. We'll see you tomorrow!
Fun in the Sun
Photos from Day 2 of the Toronto Vision Van!