UCAN Cardiff Optometry Student Volunteer Travels to Malawi


n March we wrote about how we had received a generous donation from the family of Haf Morris.  We would like to again thank Iwan and Rhian Morris as we donated some of the funds to UCAN Volunteer Georgina Lucas, a student Optometrist, who visited Malawi in September 2013.  Georgina said:

“My name is Georgina Lucas, I am currently studying Optometry at Cardiff University. In early September 2013 I went on a trip to Malawi to test peoples eyes and give out glasses where needed. The trip was organised through a charity called ‘Sight 2020 Direct’, the charity is also known as the ‘Onani Eye Foundation’ in Malawi. The team who I went with comprised of 9 people, all of varying professions, mostly eye related. Between us we managed to see over 2200 people through vision screening and sight tests.  It was an incredible experience, allowing me to gain exposure to various eye conditions that would normally have already been treated in the UK, and to practise skills that I have learnt at university. I would like to thank the family of Haf Morris for their donation via UCAN towards my trip to Malawi.”