Tailor in Sierra Leone receives life changing eye care and glasses

Name: Patrick

Country: Sierra Leone

Profession: Tailor

Meet Patrick, a tailor living in Sierra Leone. Patrick had been struggling to work for many years simply because of his deteriorating close vision. His blurred vision made it extremely difficult for him to do his job properly as simple tasks such as seeing the tape measure, threading the needle and cutting cloth became a constant struggle.


Patrick did manage to purchase a pair of cheap glasses from a market many years ago but these quickly broke and he was unable to source a new, affordable pair.  


Thankfully, Patrick heard on the radio that a one of our eye care teams were visiting the local health clinic and realised that this might be his only chance at regaining his sight.

Here, Patrick received a full eye test and was prescribed with a brand-new pair of affordable glasses. He can now see his sewing machine properly for the first time in years and can continue to work without difficulty.



I thought I would have to give up being a Tailor, as it had become impossible to thread a needle and to retain the accuracy in my work. I cannot believe the difference a pair of glasses make. I can see everything as though I had young eyes again!

Without access to affordable eye care services, people like Patrick cannot continue to work to support their families and communities. If you would like to help more people access vital eye care services, you can make a donation today.