Ontario Optician Has a Vision to Help Others

Ontario Optician Has a Vision to Help Others

A Sudbury optician is planning for his ten-day trip to Kenya. His luggage will be packed with 1,500 pairs of eyeglasses. While in Kenya, he will be doing vision assessments and passing out glasses to those who need them, including at an orphanage in Nairobi. Volunteering is not a new thing for Dr. Bryan Todd. He took a similar trip to Belize in 2004 and Malawi in 2016. He says for those living in poverty, being able to see makes a dramatic difference. Todd said, “If you don’t’ have any vision, you really don’t have much of a future to be able to better yourself.” If you are considering relocating to Canada, contact Canada Immigration Express. Their team of professionals will walk you through the steps of immigration, so the process goes smoothly. 

Todd says when people put on a pair of glasses for the first time and they can see clearly, it gives them an opportunity to make a better life. He and another optician will be using a portable refracting unit attached to an iPhone to determine the patient’s prescription. They will try and find the closest match from the selection of eyeglasses they have brought with them. Residents from Sudbury donated all of the glasses. Even if the match isn’t exact, something close will help improve the vision of the wearers. Canada Immigration Express has a goal to help you make your dream of living in Canada come true. You will be provided with a confidential personal assessment to help you choose your best option for your immigration goals.

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Dr. Todd says the demand for vision health is so high in these low economy communities, and even when working 12-hour days, it barely scratches the surface of the need. He said, “You can start at 7 o’clock in the morning and you’ve got a hundred people already lined up. And then you can look out at 12 o’clock in the afternoon and there are two hundred people.” It is a non-stop process and after spending two weeks, you still aren’t able to catch up to the need. The experience, says Todd, is a great eye-opener to what some people in Canada take for granted. Canada Immigration Express has a team ready to assist you with the immigration process. Contact them today!

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