Myanmar refugees: Many struggling with bad eyesight

Doctors from an American not for profit organisation are providing inexpensive eyewear to refugees and villagers in remote areas of Thailand.

Thousands of refugees who have fled across the border from Myanmar to Thailand have a tough time getting the basic necessities.

With a shortage of international aid, doctors are having difficulty treating patients.

But at the Mae La Refugee Camp, a new affordable solution has been found. Doctors are equipped with a new tool to work with that allows anyone to conduct eye check-ups and provide 3D printed glasses in just 20 minutes.

Al Jazeera’s Yaara Bou Melhem reports.