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1000 people to benefit from free eye clinics

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ABOUT 1000 people with eye problems are expected to benefit from the eye-clinics conducted by the optometrists of the Sai Medicare Group providing free medical services in the Norther Division.

On Monday, the group from Australia was in Seaqaqa and attended to about 300 patients with eye problems.

Group joint co-ordinator and neurosurgeon Kathir Nadanachandran said patients would also be given free eye glasses.

"Last year, we attended to about 300 to 400 people who had eye problems in Viti Levu but this year, we expect to see more here in the North," he said.

"We also will be distributing sunglasses to farmers so they are able to protect their eyes from flying debris and the sun while working in their respective farms.

"We understand that farmers are being introduced to debris and other related substances when they are working and that's why we are not only giving out spectacles but also sunglasses," he said.

Mr Nadanachandran said people continued to visit them to take advantage of the free service.

"We are a self-funded organisation and sometimes, people generously donate cash to us to financially assist us. For me, I have been coming to Fiji for the past 12 years and it's a privilege to be providing our services to the people here."

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