Grey Mist Lifting

A Weekly Blog About Lives Changed Through Eye Care

Lynne Dulaney, Director of Communications

A child can finally see to read!


Paul and his teacher, Ben Simiyu

Paul and his teacher, Ben Simiyu.

When you can’t see clearly, learning to read becomes a challenge beyond a child’s ability. And when your family is so desperately poor you can’t afford food, purchasing eyeglasses becomes an impossibility.

That’s where our kind-hearted donors make such a difference! Our supporters share our ongoing concern about children like Paul Omari who have vision deficiencies.

Paul is a seven-year-old boy who lives with his father in rural Kenya. Paul never could see well, so his father never sent him to school. One day, life changed!

Teacher Ben Simiyu saw Paul walking slowly along a road and recognized that the boy had a problem seeing clearly. He encouraged Paul to attend school, but the child became frustrated when he was unable to read the board and had to hold a book right up to his eyes.

After talking to Paul’s father, Ben took the boy to Operation Eyesight partner Kitale District Hospital, 40 km away. Paul was examined and received eyeglasses at no cost, thanks to our loyal and compassionate donors!

Today he attends school regularly and can clearly read the board. Paul and his teacher Ben are grateful to Operation Eyesight’s generous donors who helped him receive eyeglasses. Thank you!

Every $20 you donate can purchase new, custom-fitted prescription eyeglasses for more children like Paul. Learn more about how you can help by visiting our website here.

Paul can now read! He has a bright future ahead, thanks to our wonderful donors.

Paul can now read! He has a bright future ahead, thanks to our wonderful donors.


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