New machine for eye testing – and valuable training in optometry

Two optometrists from JustSpecs visited the Light Without Borders clinic in Moria refugee camp in January 2020 to give training in the use of the autorefractor that the company has generously donated to the clinic. The new autorefractor is advanced equipment that will make eye testing in the clinic simpler, quicker, and more accurate.

We were delighted to welcome Tanjit Dosanjh and James Burton from JustSpecs to our clinic. Apart from training and advice, they also had time to test the eyesight and prescribe glasses for more than 30 people.

JustSpecs will also provide glasses free of charge to refugees on Lesvos. The glasses will be made to a very high standard in the UK by prisoners who being trained by JustSpecs to be optical lab technicians.

Tanjit founded JustSpecs and The Prison Opticians Trust in the UK to train prisoners in making glasses – a skill that can give prisoners career opportunities and will reduce reoffending. James works as an optometrist with The Prison Opticians Trust and has been part of the clinical tutor team at Plymouth University and also helps in the professional training of optometrists.

James, Mohammed, Luz, and Tanjit outside the Light Without Borders Clinic

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