12/10/15 Eyeglasses Cleaning/Sortings & Readings

This fall semester we have continued with our effort to collect donated eyeglasses, clean and read them, and issue them to Global Medical Brigades to prescribe to people in need of glasses in Honduras. The past two years, Pitt Lions worked in conjunction with Global Medical Brigades to sort over 4000 pairs of glasses for their vision station portion of mobile medical clinics in rural Honduran communities. Because of this initiative, many other universities across the U.S. and Canada are also able to provide vision screenings and eyeglasses on their medical brigades. This semester, we have read and catalogued just over 1000 eyeglasses. This semester has been a huge success, and look to make next semester and even bigger success. Our final reading of the semster is on December 10, 2015.