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Help our legal eagle see again!

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Jaime Lee Julies is a 3rd-year law student in Cape Town. This beautiful legal eagle has an eye disease called keratoconus. 

This is a corneal disease with no known cause that affects many young people in our communities.

Glasses and ordinary contact lenses do not help with this condition. The corneas of patients with keratoconus are highly irregular. 

Only state of the art custom fit scleral lenses, which vault over the cones and bulges of the cornea, can restore vision and ensure healthy corneas.

Life is challenging enough at the best of times. Living with a severe visual impairment from corneal blindness, with no hope of intervention at public hospitals, is just tragic. 

If blindness can be prevented, it must be. Scleral lenses will be life-changing for this young woman as she enters her law degree final years.

Jaime has already been assessed for suitability for scleral lenses. She is the perfect fit, and we are waiting to press the button on ordering her lenses as soon as we have raised enough money. 

All funds go toward her custom fit lenses and a six-month monitoring and evaluation process to ensure her corneas remain healthy and achieve optimal sight. 

The lenses are imported from New Zealand as we do not have the technology to manufacture this specific type of scleral lens in South Africa. 

Using the best material to ensure the eyes still receive optimal oxygen supply is crucial in keeping corneas healthy.

Instead of a once-off contribution, please consider making a small monthly contribution to our organisation.

Donations

  • Jun 04, 2022 - R 550.00
  • "God will provide " - Chesna

  • May 28, 2022 - R 5 000.00
  • "Strongs James , praying for you " - Gail

  • May 05, 2022 - R 300.00
  • "Praying for you " - Tarryn

  • May 04, 2022 - R 300.00
  • "Wishing you the best with your eyesight " - Jp

  • Apr 25, 2022 - R 1 300.00
  • "best of luck Jaime " - Vanessa

  • Apr 04, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Praying for you " - Anonymous

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 7 650.00

Fundraising target

R 25 455.00
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Eyes2Eyes

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Eyes2Eyes is a registered Non-Profit Organisation passionate about changing the lives of people with avoidable blindness from cornea disease. Through the supply of new diagnostic technology and highly customised scleral lenses to  patients with cornea disease in South Africa, we are giving people the gift of sight and reducing the devastating impact of blindness. 

We are also raising awareness about the need for the procurement of cornea tissue within our own borders. At the moment, cornea tissue is imported at great expense. Please consider registering as an organ and tissue donor in South Africa, and if you do, please have the conversation with your family, who ultimately makes the decision on your demise. 

If you'd like to chat with us about how corneas are procured, please don't hesitate. The procedure is gentle and does not disfigure the donor.