He had received his eyeglasses from an NGO long ago, but the screws had fallen out eight and ten years in. When the situation had become untenable, his sister-in-law had sewn them into a fabric mask of sorts, complete with a few beads. He wore the mask tied around his head like a bandit. Incidentally, his wife had had an eye removed during that same eye-care mission to the village back in the day, and wore a blue patch over the empty socket. They were a couple to behold.