Finished Vision Screening Reports

Tecate, Mexico

On Saturday, July 28th, 2012: Friends in Sight did a vision screening with the Lions of Tecate. We departed our Yucaipa staging area at 5:00am, Hemet at 6:00am and Menifee at 6:30am. At 8:00am we had arrived at Barrett's Junction for breakfast. We crossed the border into Mexico at 9:10am and arrived at the screening location a few minutes later.

The vision screening began at 10:00am and the last patient of the day was leaving with their recycled eyeglasses at 6:00pm. Listed below is a synopsis of the day's findings:

With the eyeglasses and examination equipment repacked we sat down for some great food and conversation with the Tecate Lions. We also joined them in a little ceremony celebrating their 65th Anniversary as a Lions Club. Additionally, we had 6 students from the Lions Youth Exchange Program make the trip with us; representing the countries of Japan, Italy, Norway, Germany and Switzerland. In all it was a great day of working together as a team and truly in an international fashion.

Good-byes said, we departed for the border and arrived at the crossing at 7:00pm. At 7:20pm we had crossed the border and headed to our usual pit stop in Rancho San Diego, 30 minutes down the road. By 8:10 we were headed for our Menifee staging area. We arrived in Menifee at 9:40pm, Hemet at 10:10pm and Yucaipa at 11:00pm. It was a long day but well worth the time and effort. Listed below are those that participated directly in the vision screening:

Mexico: Juan Cruz, Araceli Pineda, Evangelina De Agvilar, Karina Urbalejo, Benny Pineda, Hector Cinco, Hector Leyjo, Luis Villavicencioz, Jesus Amayam, Merlin Plumeda, Ramiro Trevino, Kevin Llamas, Karina Noriega, Yadira Noriega, Fernando Graiem, Mercedes Cazares, Kaetin Pineda, Bernardo Leyva, Ignacia De Castillo, Gustavo Pineda and Clemente Maldonado.

Grand Terrace Lions Club: Stacey West.
Hemet Breakfast Lions Club: Dottie Allen.
San Jacinto Lions Club: Ken Reed.
Calimesa Breakfast Lions Club: Linda Donoso, Jim Selby, Enrique Lima, Dan Ogaz, Rob Manning, Don Ranney, Pati Van Dusen, and Brian Van Dusen, O.D.

Italy: Gianluca Bravagilo.
Japan: Saya Hattori and Shiori Kira.
Germany: Felix Kordes.
Norway: Jan Skaaden.
Switzerland: Luca A. Porta.

Non-Lions: Richard Smith, Mayra Tiznado, Ayram Tiznado Rodriguez, Cynthia Alonzo Marcela, Castro Pena, Karla Gonzalez Tustado and Emmanuel Esparaza C.


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