16.01.2009

Optician brings sight to Indians

Optician brings sight to Indians

An optician from North Somerset has helped thousands of Indians to see better after she led a team to the country.

Anne Hull headed a Vision Aid Overseas group on a fortnight-long trip in which seven villages and three slums were visited, the Weston & Somerset Mercury reports.

The team, which went out two days after the terror attacks in Mumbai, took with them spectacles which had been donated and helped 2,500 people who had never been able to access optical care before.

Patients of the seven-strong group also received treatment for eye ailments such as cataracts.

Ms Hull, who works at NK Opticians, said she was particularly moved by a short-sighted brother and sister who were presented with glasses which allowed them to see their mother"s face properly for the first time.

by Emily Tait


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