Nar Daw’s new horizons

“Four of the eight children in Nar Daw's family are blind,” said OneSight clinical leader Marty Holmes, part of a Myanmar Blindness Survey collaboration between Sight For All and the international humanitarian organisation OneSight in March, 2018.

Nar Daw was a small child when she lost most of her vision and can only remember being very sick before her young world fell into darkness.

“Nar Daw is 12 and has been at the blind school for almost all of her life. She hasn’t seen her mother or father for many years, not since she was sent from her village to the blind school,” he said.

Nar Daw, who had not owned a pair of spectacles since she was eight years old, was tested and issued with a new pair by Sight For All optometrist Andy Griffith.

The new script for Nar Daw gave her enough vision to be able to attend school.

“Nar Daw was very happy that she was getting some help with new spectacles.  She is not sure what she would like to do when she grows up, but I hear she loves to sing,” Marty said with a smile.

“Nar Daw is 12 and has been at the blind school for almost all of her life. She hasn’t seen her mother or father for many years, not since she was sent from her village to the blind school”– OPSM Optical Dispenser and OneSight clinical leader Marty Holmes, part of a Myanmar Blindness Survey collaboration between Sight For All and international humanitarian organisation OneSight

Nar Daw enjoys her new glasses at the Khan Wai Chan Blind School, Yangon, Myanmar