On March 10, 2019, we partnered with Coast Mental Health, local optometrists, the Richmond Chinatown Lions club, and eyeware company Ollie Quinn to make the clinic work. Coast Mental Health provided space for Sunday’s makeshift clinic while Dr. Harbir Sian of Clarity Eyecare provided the eye exams.
Bonnie He, a medical student with UBC, volunteered to help out.
“You just see how simple things such as being able to see again, something we take for granted, it makes their day,” she said about patients at the clinic.
“Being able to read the newspaper again and being able to see their friends and family … it’s been really meaningful.”