September 2008: Richtersveld Community Conservancy

img_2078 richt sept 08 clinic 1 final.jpgHaving provided two half-day clinics in the Richtersveld Community Conservancy in June 2008 and determined that there was a need for more, Reach4Sight returned to the area in September 2008.

This time the settlements of Sanddrif near Alexander Bay, Kuboes, Lekkersing and Eksteenfontein benefited from the free eye clinics. Sponsorship for the clinics was obtained from mining company Trans Hex, which has already invested millions of rands in
social responsibility projects in the area.


img_2106 richt sept 08 clinic 2.jpg242 patients were examined and glasses were prescribed for 92 of them. The value of these glasses would usually be about
R65 000, but as always with Reach4Sight’s clinics, and this time thanks to Trans Hex's sponsorship, the patients paid absolutely nothing.

A further 15 patients were referred, most of them for cataract operations.


Previous sponsors

Basic Optical

Carl Zeiss Vision
Ebony Optical

Optic Trade Links

Trans Hex Group

Welch Allyn

Lee Daniels