This hopes to be a special note of inspiration for all those practitioners not necessarily confined to the medical professions. Their work does, however, branch over into the health services industry. What work do they do? Well, several professions could come to mind, but this article has in mind those professionals and volunteers whose vocations stress the need to help those most in need.
These are the poor folks who do not have the financial resources to address their most basic of medical needs. One such need is to have their eyes regularly checked. Not doing so can quickly lead to deterioration in optometric health without even realizing it. And while this neglect sets in, it impacts on other aspects of personal and professional life. On the professional side, apart from the high levels of illiteracy among the poor, those who do have the skills of reading find themselves at a bit of a dead end.
Not being able to read or see things clearly sets a person back in many ways. But visiting an optometry clinic does not need to be an impossibility. Non-governmental organizations specializing in raising necessary funds for medical care can arrange for funds to be diverted towards the purchase of used optometry equipment. They already have a few medical professionals volunteering additional hours on their side.
Now that the equipment is available, the work is made lighter. Free consultations become more manageable now that costs of managing the clinical infrastructure are brought down to bearable levels. The equipment may be used but they have been thoroughly prepared and re-calibrated, making it fit for service. And more often than not, the repair and restore work is done in accordance with laid down authoritative specifications.