In respect to all the recent work SSAAP has done with corrective vision
lenses for those in Zambia who are suffering from vision issues, as well
as in Sierra Leone where SSAAP will provide sunglasses to Ebola survivors
in early stages of Uveitis: a form of eye inflammation. Uveitis affects
the middle layer of tissue in the eye wall (uvea). Uveitis is common
among Ebola survivors and is made worse by direct exposure to the sun.
warning signals often emerge suddenly and worsen rapidly.
Signs include eye tenderness, redness, pain and blurred, marred vision.
The condition can affect one or both eyes. The sunglasses provided to
Uveitis patients will prevent the condition from worsening more rapidly
as the dark lenses provide a natural shield from the sun.
SSAAP was fortunate to have an abundance of glasses donated in 2015
to take to Africa. In Lubanze Village, SSAAP has begun an eyewear workshop
whereby on certain days of the month SSAAP visits their area and
distributes glasses to those who are visually-impaired.