India – coming to the people
Many people in the villages of India live in absolute poverty. The Covid pandemic has made their situation even worse. They have no money for the trip to the city to go to the optician there. Therefore, it is so important that our teams come to the people.
Invitation for an Eye Test | © Smruti Ranjan Patra
People with vision problems often do not even know that glasses would help them. Our employees talk to them and invite them to visit our eye camp and get a free eye test.
In the village in the Courtyard | © Pratima Sahoo
Our ophthalmic teams not only go door to door but also visit farmers in the field, talk to women on the way to fetching water or weaving saris.
Roadside enlightenment | © Smruti Ranjan Patra
Diptimayee, Kaushalya and all their colleagues come from even the poorest backgrounds in the countryside. They speak the language of the people and know their needs.
While fetching water | © Smruti Ranjan Patra
Weaving saris is an artful, hard and very poorly paid job. It is difficult to feed a family from it. If, with increasing age, a presbyopia is added, the survival of all is at risk.
Weaver | © Jagan Dash
As soon as Corona had subsided, the rain came. Unusually heavy rainfall caused problems for our mobile teams. Like in this photo, in which the young women must push the tuk-tuk through the floods to get to a village cut off from the masses of water.
Flood | © Babita Bindhani
Due to the many personal contacts, a strict corona protocol applies to patients and teams: masks for the employees and disinfectants for each patient are part of it.
Disinfection before Eye Test | © Akhila Kumar Dash
Eye Test at the blackboard | © Jhuma Naik
Happy with the new OneDollarGlasses | © Antje Christ