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By Dallas Smith
For The Sentinel 

Exchange student serves as Ogden translator



SEEING EYE TO EYE: Anh Nguyen (left) with Dr. James Ogden (right), caring for a patient in Vietnam.

In July of 2013 Anh Nguyen, a foreign exchange student from Vietnam, traveled to her home country with Dr. James Ogden and his crew to help provide visual care and corrective lenses to those in need of such care. Nguyen acted as a translator for Dr. Ogden and was also taught how to determine which prescription a pair of glasses were as well as pick out prescriptions. "It was fun and I learned a lot about optometry," says Nguyen.

When in Vietnam they worked in a small province called Tay Ninh with three local doctors and put in about 11 hours everyday to help give citizens the visual care they needed. During these hours Nguyen would help Dr. Ogden communicate with the patients by explainin...

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