Editorial

HealthcareEye Care

This edition of Footsteps takes the topic of vision. The gift of sight is a very precious one - a gift that many in this world lose through the lack of appropriate eyecare. The study of ophthalmology is a very detailed and specialised field. But simple steps to improve eye-care could be taken by many health centres, to help protect the sight of many.

The main article by Dr Jock Anderson gives helpful guidelines for simple eye care. The eye work in Biombo gives a useful insight for health centres who would like to devote more time to eye work. We also consider how we look at the world around us. What affects our vision? Do we see the concerns in our communities as God wants us to? Or is our vision clouded? The articles by CB Samuel and the Development Wheel by Torrey Olsen help us to look at our own role and vision more clearly.

The continued flow of letters about Footsteps brings great encouragement. In this issue we are asking for your help in improving our vision for Footsteps! This issue contains a fact-finding survey which we would like you to fill in and return to us. We want to know exactly what you think about Footsteps, how it helps you, what you would like to see changed or improved. We also want to learn a bit more about the kind of people who read Footsteps. Please help us - ideally by completing the form now as you read about the survey!! It will only take a little of your time and will be very valuable for us.