Christian optometry mission to the developing world

Glazing Machine (Pen's Lens)

Dispensing optician Ian Squire tests this very basic low tech machine designed to provide a means to cut spectacle lenses in remote areas. The machine had to be kept simple to ensure ease of maintenance and the key to the test was to see if the sizing of the cut lenses would be accurate enough to warrant continued development. The trial was a great success and Mission for Vision are now looking into taking the design to the next level. The long term view is to use the machine as a central piece of equipment in the process of setting up vision centres in the rural remote regions of the Third World. It is hoped that other charities involved in eye care around the world will see the potential of this machine in achieving this goal and will get behind it's development.