Today I went in for a standard eye check-up at the optometrist. At one point the doctor put some droplets in each eye explaining she needed to do this for more testing and that my vision would be blurred for the next 2 hours. Not thinking much of it, I shrugged it off an moved on.
Within five minutes I noticed a bit of blur but continued to pass the time by checking my e-mail. Suddenly I couldn’t make out the words and had to hold my phone at various lengths to try and make sense of the text. I finally gave up and thought to myself, ‘holy shit- if I lost my sight I wouldn’t be able to live the lifestyle I have now… at all.’
As a blogger, Social Media specialist and video editor, my eyes play a pretty important role in both my work and hobbies. And to be honest, it’s something I’ve taken for granted….Until today that is.
The amazing adventure tour company G Adventures that I recently travelled to India with, has a charity organization called Planeterra that supports various projects; one of which sponsors a micro-surgical eye camp in a rural regions around the world like Tibet and Cambodia. This camp helps restore sight to hundreds of people with a simple and highly cost-effective cataract surgery. This video really moved me and I think it’s important to share it:
How can you help? Donate to the Tibet Eye Camps or the 20/20 Vision Center in Cambodia. I just did, and hope that one day I’ll get to visit these places and see how far a small donation can really go.