May 2009: Thornhill, Eastern Cape
In May 2009 Reach4Sight optometrists Leané Cilliers and Chantelle Raubenheimer visited Thornhill Primary, an Afrikaans-speaking school. Although it is a poor school, the principal Mr Aweries does the best he can with what is available.

For instance, little vegetable gardens are planted next to the classrooms, providing both food
for the community and a valuable learning experience for the school's 374 learners.

Nearly 50 children from Grade R to 9 were identified by the teachers for testing, and eight pairs of spectacles were prescribed, including one bifocal. Frames were sponsored by Ethix Eyewear and lenses by Basic Optical Laboratories. A further
two children were referred to the local hospital to see an ophthalmologist.

Previous sponsors

Basic Optical

Carl Zeiss Vision
Ebony Optical

Optic Trade Links

Trans Hex Group

Welch Allyn

Lee Daniels