Measuring the eyes in a box to
provide shade and allow pupils to be small.
Waiting to get eyes measured.
Picking the right pair of glasses
Dominican Republic #2, 2017
We did a clinic in a very, very small church, and we have a large team. You can see that the
evangelism team (No 1) is outside under a tree and using boxes and a suitcase as chairs.
You can then see our triage team also outside and one translator sitting on the edge of a folding table – ouch!
In the corner of that photo you can see some of our eyeglass boxes, also outside…next message coming. So, we were not having any success getting the autorefractor to read the eyes, which it had been doing for 2 days.
So I asked one of the MDs why? His theory, the brightness of the sun was causing the pupils to close up thus hindering the process.
So, we put the AR and the patient head in our empty potato chip box, see photo No 3 and 4. Voila! We were back in business getting readings and handing out glasses.
The close ups of the box in the next message is our “punchline”
Wanting to remain in keeping with your practice of labeling everything to make sure it is done right, we have labeled the box on either end – hope you can read the instructions!
We had a lot of fun with this with folks saying, “What does it take to make a $10,000 AR work outside?
A cardboard box!”
Hope you enjoy our crazy humor.