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Old 01-14-2012, 10:48 AM
wacarlton wacarlton is offline
 
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Default Need eyeglasses for Haiti

My son and I are flying to Haiti in February to help with a vision screening project. We plan to screen about 2,500 kids/orphans during the week and need additional eyeglasses. I'll be taking some supplies down there with us, but we also have a number of people going down on commercial airlines.

If you have any spare or old eyeglasses that you'd like to donate to the cause, you can send them to me and I'll make sure they get down there.
Will Carlton
3634 Long Prairie
Suite 108-237
Flower Mound, TX 75022

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Old 01-14-2012, 10:56 AM
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Are you looking for prescription glasses, or drug store "cheaters"---or both??

I would be happy to buy, and donate a card of cheaters to your cause. If so, what power------ 1.5, 2, etc?

Good work you are doing.
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:04 AM
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Default Types of glasses needed

I think we are mainly looking for old prescription glasses. Most of the people we will be screening will be kids.

However, I'm sure we will do some adults too. If you have any old glasses, even "cheaters" or "readers", we could use them. The vast majority of the kids needing glasses will require prescription lenses. I'm pretty sure we will have a machine down there to check the prescription of the lenses, but if not, we will try to identify the Rx and label them before we leave.

Several people on the team are optometrists or ophthalmologists.

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Old 01-14-2012, 01:50 PM
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Default What a wonderful thing you are doing

I have at least two pair and I used the e-mail connection in your public profile to ask where I should send them.

Bob Axsom
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:22 PM
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Default Address for sending glasses

I just set up a mailbox for sending the glasses to. If you'd like to help out, please mail any old glasses to:

Will Carlton
3634 Long Prairie
Suite 108-237
Flower Mound, TX 75022

We can use just about anything you have. We will examine them and determine the prescription. If you have readers, please send them too.

Thanks for helping us out. Y'all are the greatest!
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:54 PM
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Default What about bi-focals

What about bi-focals
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