As the bus lurches up the pot-holed dirt road into the village, a storm of seventh- and eight-graders comes rushing out to meet it. This bus isn't taking them to class, but to a clinic that will revolutionize their school careers. They are travelling to a OneSight Vision Clinic. By the end of the day, they will have had their eyes examined, lenses edged, and frames selected for a brand new pair of eyeglasses.
As the year comes to a close, the snow still has not completely melted in the city of Shangluo, 167 kilometers southeast of Xi’an. On Wednesday, February 11th, 33-year-old Bo Li and 31-year-old Shuxia Yan climb the steep, snow-covered sloping road to the village of Heigouhe in Shangzhen, Danfeng county.