La Paz de Susan

Link here to La Paz de Susan, Sister Susan Dewitt's blog about working with PazSalud and living in El Salvador from 2009 through 2013.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Special Order Glasses for Comasagua Patients - 2016

Of all the services we provide during PazSalud’s General Medical Mission, one of our most tangible and rewarding happens in our optometry department.  Our team of doctors and technicians identify patients who have highly specialized and complicated prescriptions that we cannot fill from the supply of donated glasses that we bring to the mission.  These patients are given prescriptions, they select frames, and then our optometry volunteers take them back to the U.S. and have lenses specially made for each patient.  Then I get the fun job of delivering them; many who are receiving the correct glasses for the very first time in their lives.

A very special 'thank you' to Walman Optical who so generously made and donated the glasses and DeMeishah Warren from PeaceHealth Medical Group Eye Care whose determined efforts made it possible for our Comasagua patients to see the world like they never have before.