Nandaime, Nicaragua -- Optometry

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The master at work, Ken Cottrell OD.

Optometry
Here the patient undergoes a much more rigorous examination of ocular health.  With the use of trial lenses, the optometrists are able to zero in on the correct prescriptions for the patient for both near and far vision correction.  By swapping and rotation of non-spherical lenses in a round trial frame, correction for astigmatism is determined, both in the power of the astigmatism and the correct angle, or "axis".  At the completion of this examination, the patient carries his or her paper to the optical dispensary. 

 

This year, the optometric students from SUNY were unable to attend and perform examinations.  This shifted a heavy load of burden onto the travelling optometrists.  The cadre of veteran VOSH ODs stepped up to the challenge and exhausted themselves to see every patient possible that came to the clinic in Nandaime.  The work that they performed was more challenging than past years, simply due to the volume that each examiner needed to see to get through the line.  Kudos to each and every OD for this monumental effort.

 

2008 Optometry Photo Gallery
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2008 Optometry Clinic Photo Roster

Slightly less clinical:  Jackson Lau OD has posted a video clip on YouTube for 2008.  It chronicles the "reaction" of skilled translator Paola Martinez to sighting "the famous" Ken Warburton OD.  Dr. Warburton's photo was featured in an article in the Nicaraguan newspaper "La Prensa" shortly after our 2007 clinic trip to Monimbo, Masaya, Nicaragua.  Evidently these translators were thrilled to see the same optometrist in person who had been made "so famous" by that newspaper article a year ago.

 

NEVOSH trips:
2012 Panama & Tennessee
2010 Nueva Esperanza
2009 Nueva Esperanza
2008 Nandaime, Nicaragua
2007 Monimbo, Nicaragua
2006 Nandasmo, Nicaragua
2005 Catarina, Nicaragua
2005 Mus, Turkey
2004 Nindiri, Nicaragua
2003 Jinotepe, Nicaragua
2002 Ticuantepe, Nicaragua
2001 Monimbo, Nicaragua
2000 La Concepción, Nicaragua
1999 Masatepe, Nicaragua
1998 Niquinohomo, Nicaragua
1997 Lake Yohoa, Honduras
1996 Jutiapa, Honduras
1995 Omoa, Honduras
1994 Vera Paz, Guatemala
1993 Coatepeque, Guatemala
1993 Salama, Guatemala
1992 Chimeltenango, Guatemala
1991 Chichicastenango, Guatemala
1990 Comayagua, Honduras
1989 San Manuel, Honduras
1988 Omoa, Honduras
1987 S
anta Rosa, Honduras

 

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