Optometry Giving Sight has extended their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of optometrist Tom Little and the rest of the International Assistance Mission (IAM) team who were killed in Afghanistan.
“We are deeply saddened to think that the incredible commitment and dedication of the optical and medical staff involved in the assignment to Nuristan province could end in such tragedy,” said Clive Miller, CEO of Optometry Giving Sight.
“Lead optometrist Tom Little had been providing service to the poor and underserved people of Afghanistan for more than 30 years and was highly regarded by the Afghan community and his colleagues. He will be greatly missed.”
Optometry Giving Sight has extended it condolences of behalf of its Board, staff and donors to Dr. Little’s family and all those affected by this terrible tragedy.
Optometry Giving Sight, through their partnership with VOSH International, is one of several organisations that is providing financial support to assist with a Mid Level Ophthalmic Training Course / Primary Eye Care Program in Nangahar Province in Afghanistan. The program is conducted under the auspices of the NOOR (National Organisation for Ophthalmic Rehabilitation) / IAM Eye Program.