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Villagers Get Eye Test Free Of Charge

Villagers from as far as Nasasa, Nubu, Taganikula and Wainikoro took advantage of services offered by the New Zealand Eye Specialist volunteers at Labasa. The volunteers are visiting the North
01 Jul 2015 14:23
Villagers Get Eye Test Free Of Charge
Residents of Wainikoro Village taking advantage of services offered by New Zealand eye specialist. Photo: Peni Drauna

Villagers from as far as Nasasa, Nubu, Taganikula and Wainikoro took advantage of services offered by the New Zealand Eye Specialist volunteers at Labasa.

The volunteers are visiting the North until July 9.

Nasasa villager Anasa Moce said he was happy to be screened by overseas eye specialists.

“I am very happy that my eyes will be seen by overseas specialist. Since last year, both my eyes were getting weak and I could hardly see anything,” Mr Moce said.

He said he was thankful that I can get my eyes checked by eye specialists from New Zealand.

“I am afraid if I am not screened by this specialist I might go blind and will not be able to work on my farm anymore.”

Mr Moce said if the eye specialist told him that he had to undergo surgery he would agree.

Vasiti Vasenai on the other hand just wanted her eyes checked.

“Nothing is wrong with my eyes I just want the overseas specialist to check my eyes to detect early eye infections on a early stage,” Ms Vasenai said.

She said she wanted to make use of the free medical service offered by overseas specialist.

Meanwhile, the “Sight First Project” is funded by Vodafone ATH Foundation and spearhead by Lions Club of Labasa.

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