Flying Samaritans, Mother Lode Chapter

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The Flying Samaritans, Mother Lode Chapter was funded by the SHARE Institute to provide eye glasses to children and patients at Rancho Los Pinos, about 200 miles south of Tijuana.

University of California, Davis Medical School students and faculty volunteers conducted eye exams and provided corrective glasses to children and other patients. The clinic provides services to 60-80 eye exams. The clinic charges only $3.20, 50 peso deposit, so patients return to pick up the glasses. The SHARE grant paid for 50 pairs of glasses.


Medical teams from the University of California Medical School visit a project site in Mexico.  The project purchases eye glasses to school children and older adults.  Many of the adults have never had corrective glasses.  They lived their lives with blurry vision.  The Optical Clinic provided eye exams to 94 patients and the SHARE funds paid for 44 new pairs of glasses.