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May 1971


Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(5):636. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050638020

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To the Editor.  —I am enclosing some photographs of the first Mobile Eye Care Unit to be constructed in Canada. I have been working on this project for the past three years and it was finally finished and presented to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind on Wednesday, Nov 4, 1970.I raised the money by approaching the Weston Lions Club of Ontario. They donated $20,000 which provided the chassis and body (Fig1).Canadian National Institute for the Blind provided $10,000 for the ophthalmic equipment. The unit has been fully equipped to carry out complete medical eye examinations, minor eye surgery, and glaucoma and amblyopia surveys (Fig 2).During the past months I have carried out numerous eye examinations and surveys in Toronto and have found the unit to be efficient and practical. It is self powered, and can travel to almost any part of Canada.It is now

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