Coordinator: Anjali Herekar
Patients seen: 28
The chilly morning of Saturday February 24th, we had our monthly clinic trip to serve the community of Chapultepec in Ensenada, Mexico. We had a total of 12 volunteers and 2 providers, 1 pharmacist, and 3 dentists also volunteer with us. We had a total of 3 cars that left the Stein parking lot at 6 am and 1 early car that left at 5:30 am to organize and set up the clinic before everyone arrived. We arrived at the clinic at around 8:30 am. With the 2 providers, we were able to see 28 patients in total before leaving at 1 pm. We also had a great Public Health presentation on Melanoma and Skin Protection, and our Public Health team passed out sunscreen for the patients. We had great success with our newly implemented Kid’s Corner, where children who are waiting to be seen can color with markers, crayons, etc. to pass the time. We all ate at the usual taco shop until 2 pm and the left for the border. At the border, the wait took about 1 hour, and we all arrived at campus around 6:15 pm.
Below are pictures of our patients that received glasses after attending our Optometry Clinic!