"It's all clear"
18 August 2018 | Temotu Province, Solomon Islands
This lady was brought to see us by friends and family who said that she was "blind from birth". She wasn't blind she just required corrective eyeglasses. After extensive testing and comparison Frances was able to supply her with a pair of -4.75 glasses for her distance vision and -1.25 glasses to allow her to see at a reasonable distance. It is problematic for most village people to address such issues. The hospital at Lata does have an "eye nurse" but their stock of glasses is very basic and does not extend to the type she needed. If someone wants to have such an issue addressed then they must go to Honiara. It is free to have their eyes tested there but the glasses, although cheap by our standards are expensive by theirs so they continue to live in their villages and live with poor vision.