Today was our final day in clinic. We traveled 20 minutes to the village of Santa Familia, two miles from the border of Guatemala. Time has flown by here doing this work. Everyday is new and different but with the same routine.
This was the church in Santa Familia. The main structure is underneath the new roof and expansion. We used both the inside and outside areas.
Clinic was setup mostly in the expansion area. Jody tested reading today.
Gavin and Ed tested the principal of the school who needed reading glasses. He would have had to take out a loan for over $500US to get glasses. This helped him in many ways and trickles down to help all of the students in his school.
Jeff setup a small fitting station at the Catholic school.
Below, Ella is working on a plastic pair of glasses. She’s able to bend the frame over a small flame and get the right fit for each particular patient.
Laura has been working in the dispensing station all week. She takes the prescription from the testing station, picks the perfect pair of glasses, with different strengths, and tries them on each person. We keep a clean clinic, disinfecting often to stop the spread of germs.