This year Dr Packer sponsored 3 doctors to participate in the medical mission trip to ecuador. Each of these doctors used to work at lone star eye when they were students at the university of texas. as a graduation present he decided to take them on a medical mission trip to hopefully encourage them to continue this sort of charitable work in the future. we treated patients in two cities, Guayaquil and Cuenca. over 3,400 patients in 10 clinical days.
I'd like to share a quick story involving The man in the very first picture. he is 52 years old and never had prescriptive eyewear. the local volunteers thought he was blind. after examination, dr packer determined that there was no evidence of cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration. upon further review, we found that he had a huge prescription and thus only needed glasses. unfortunately this man spent 52 years of his life barely being able to see and now his world was flipped upside with the ability to function more normally in everyday life.
stories like these are the reason that we are committed to donating services every year to people in need of help. something as simple as a pair of glasses (which we have extremely easy access to) can change someone's life in other countries.
Thank you for your patronage at our practice and know that your money is being used to improve the quality of life of others.