Eye Assessments
While training eight ladies to sew on treadle sewing machines we discovered many of them could not see to thread the needle. We were very fortunate to have a local optician join us on our last two trips to conduct eye assessments. She and her colleagues made 2,000 pairs of brand new glasses to take with us. One man told her on the second trip that the last two years have been the best years of his life because he was able to see properly. Each time the optician carried out about 850 assessments and gave out about 1,000 pairs of glasses. It was interesting that one little girl was so upset because she didn’t need glasses!