Chikhale is so grateful for your support!

Written by Kashinath Bhoosnurmath, President and CEO, published on August 13, 2019 Donate Today
Chikhale performs a retinoscopy on a patient being screened to receive eyeglasses.

In his own words… 

“My name is Chikhale Motiram. I’m 21 years old, and I live in a small village in the Latur district in Maharashtra, India. I have one year of experience in surgical marketing. My father is a farmer, my mother is a house wife and I have four siblings. 

I completed the Vision Technician course from Operation Eyesight’s partner, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad in January 2019. Thanks to the training I received, I’ve now joined Udayagiri Lions Eye Hospital as a Vision Technician.  

I get to see different patients with different eye conditions. When the patients I have examined are given glasses and they go home with a smile on their face – that’s my favourite part about the work I do. 

I think the training was very important. It’s helpful to know how to diagnose a patient’s condition to refer them for treatment at the hospital. 

I took the refresher training for Vision Technicians/Optometrists. The training covered how to increase the number of patients helped, and to ensure patient satisfaction. Another important aspect of the training was to learn how to communicate with an uncooperative patient. 

Thank you so much for making this training available to me. I feel lucky to be helping people through my work.” 

It’s thanks to the support of people like you that Chikhale’s patients are receiving the quality eye care they need.

You can make it possible for more people like Chikhale to give the gift of sight to their communities with a donation today!