UBC Medicine student, Jen-Ai Lai and UBC Linguistics PhD student, Joash
Gambarage are reaching out for eyeglasses donations for the villagers of Mugeta, Tanzania.
Mugeta is a poor, remote rural village. Impacted by geographic isolation,
poverty and a lack of nutritious foods, many of the villagers are adversely
affected by poor vision. Vision problems have a significant impact on their daily lives and work/education. Uncorrected refractive error can lead to many downstream consequences such as visual impairment, retinal detachment and blindness