Newfoundlanders sharing the gift of eyesight in Nicaragua
Team Broken Earth and members of several branches of the Lions Club in Newfoundland and Labrador are wrapping up a life-changing mission in Nicaragua to bring eye care to residents in need.
A team of 10 has been in the city of Chinandega for the past week and a half, helping set up an optometry clinic, conducting eye exams and handing out refurbished eyeglasses to residents being bused in from some of the smallest and poorest towns in the country.
“We’ve seen a lot of people come into the clinic who are quite elderly and it’s their first eye exam,” said Newfoundland optometrist Yvette Webb.
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