Eyeglasses For The Masses

Robert J. Morrison was touring the Mideast with his family in 1985 when inspiration struck. At a bustling bazaar, the Harrisburg (Pa.) optometrist saw a rugmaker arguing with his children. The kids wanted their father to retire, an interpreter explained, because he was making so many mistakes. Morrison asked the man his age. Only 42. As the artisan turned back to his weaving, arms stretched far in front of him, Morrison realized the problem: He needed glasses.

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