07/31/2012 05:45 pm ET

Bringing Sight To South America

Since 1985, thousands across South America have made the long trip to wait in the even longer lines snaking outside Vision Health International’s makeshift optometry post. At times, it takes several days in the Amazon Valley’s stifling heat before eye doctors can see a patient, but that hasn’t seemed to discourage anyone. Some are partially blind, others have cataracts and others yet just need new eyeglasses — imaginably, the opportunity for a new lease on sight is worth the wait.

It’s worth it in the eyes of Bob Martin, too.

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