The notion that hundreds (if not thousands) of people will travel many miles or days, and then wait, without complaint, for up to 24 hours just for the opportunity to be examined by an ophthalmologist is, well, eye-opening.
"I can't recall being any more exhausted than after a day working in the eyeglass clinic. At the same time, I don't remember ever being more gratified with the work I did."
It's estimated that two to three family members are needed to care for a blind relative. Thus, with one sight-restoring surgery, entire families are liberated.
A man had been blind with cataracts for twenty years. When he could see again, he broke into tears and told his wife, also in tears, "You are as beautiful as the day I last saw you."