Sight Restored For Hundreds of Dallas Children
During the OneSight Dallas Vision Van Clinic, volunteers spent January 9-11 providing eye screenings and new eyewear to hundreds of area school children in need.
On Friday, volunteers helped 5-year-old Johamana, who was having difficulty at the auto refraction station. When a volunteer removed her from the line to speak with her, she began to cry. Her friend soon came and spoke to her in her native language, Arabic. Volunteers then realized that she was nervous and may have been having difficulty understanding them.
Once on the van, Johamana was completely at ease! Deema Aridi, a OneSight volunteer, spoke Arabic and was able to translate beautifully for Johamana and the doctor. "I believe this truly shows the spirit of community and culture of diversity that OneSight and Luxottica try to establish in order to build strong and lasting partnerships,” said Andrew Hudson, Lab Manager.
OneSight's Vision Vans travel across North America, providing free eye exams and new eyewear to thousands of adults and children in need each year. Staffed by local doctors and trained volunteers, these 40-foot vans are optical labs on wheels, and are equipped with everything needed for an eye exam and new pair of eyewear. Most patients who visit these vans receive new prescription eyewear onsite!