June 2008: Eksteenfontein and Kuboes, Northern Cape
Reach4Sight set out to the remote Richtersveld Community Conservancy in the Northern Cape on a fact-finding mission to discover how great the need was for free eye care in the area.

Two half-day temporary eye clinics were set up, one at the Kuboes Municipal Hall, the other at the Eksteenfontein Day Clinic. Optometrist Keith Reid referred a number of patients to local hospitals for lens implants and prescribed some 30 pairs of spectacles, worth approximately R9 000.

The need is still great and further sponsorship has been secured from TransHex so that more clinics can be held in the area in September 2008.



Previous sponsors

Basic Optical

Carl Zeiss Vision
Ebony Optical

Optic Trade Links

Trans Hex Group

Welch Allyn

Lee Daniels