The Vision Aid Overseas team arrived on Thursday 22nd November, 2018, to be met by the entire school, teachers and pupils, all expectantly awaiting their chance to be seen. Over the next few hours everyone was screened for their general eye health and those found to have difficulty with their vision were thoroughly examined to establish if their sight could be improved with spectacles.
When the time arrived for Alpha and David to be checked their poor sight was confirmed and, fortunately, a spectacle correction was found to make an enormous improvement. Their new glasses would be made at the Vision Centre, established by VAO at Makeni Hospital, and returned to them within a week. Measurements were made and a suitable frame was chosen by the boys.
The Vision Centre was commissioned 2 years previously and stocked with the latest equipment to produce accurate spectacle prescriptions. Sheriff Abu Bakarr, an Optometric Technician, trained by VAO, skillfully glazed the new spectacles and ensured their accuracy before they were delivered to the boys a few days later.
Alpha can now sit further back in the class and is able to see well to study.
I am so thankful that Vision Aid Overseas came to visit our school and helped me to see again (Alpha)
The whole class was happy to see Alpha benefiting from his improved eyesight.
I can see so much clearer now. I hope to fulfill my dreams of becoming a police officer. I am so happy to see well (David)