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These are the experiences of our volunteers in Kenya.

January 14: Eye testing and glasses for the community!

Posted in Kenya on January 15, 2013

It was a long but productive day eye-testing and providing eyeglasses to 180+ community members.We also trained the Kenyan team that will carry on doing this when we leave.  Each person learned all tasks. DWC Participant, Cathy Graven showed everyone the eye interview technique. We split into teams and some worked with eye charts while others adjusted frames. The "eyejusters" were oil-filled and as the knob was turned the chart became clearer and clearer for each client. When the adjustment was as good as they could make it, the syringe was clamped then removed, and the adjustment became permanent.

We also handed out sunglasses to the community so they can protect their eyes from the high ultraviolet of the Kenyan sun at this 6000ft altitude.

Cam Grant
DWC Team Leader
Naro Moro, January 2013

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