The last couple days of clinic have passed really quickly, yet each day feels epic and cinematic. And super sweaty! So many things happen in almost every moment, and over the course of a day you go through a full range of emotions.
Ready to see the cutest kid ever?
He is 4 years old, and is already a -12 diopter myope. We actually saw him when we were here last time directly after the typhoon, and gave him his first pair of glasses. His mom (who of course is also highly myopic) brought him in this time to show us just how well he is doing. She waited in line all day with him, to have him checked again, to thank us, and to deliver a handwritten letter she prepared to express her feelings. Since getting his glasses he is excelling socially and is one of the top pupils in his elementary school. He is blossoming. In a way that would never have been possible. His presence was so refreshing to the team, and inspired us in the middle of a hot, challenging day.
The same day we saw a man with the most horrifically gnarly glasses tied around his neck. The people I work with will particularly appreciate the appearance of the nose pad/bridge area of his frame!