COMMUNITY EYE HEALTH EDUCATION PROJECT
Sight For All’s Community Eye Health Education Project shares an Empowering message to the community about their eye health: most cases of vision impairment and blindness can be prevented through early detection and timely treatment.
In-person eye health education sessions are delivered by Sight For All Eye Health Educators (who are all practicing optometrists) to a variety of community groups, currently across South Australia and New South Wales.
We raise awareness of the five conditions that are responsible for over 80% of vision impairment in Australia:
- Uncorrected refractive error
- Age-related macular degeneration (including geographic atrophy and neovascular disease)
- Diabetic retinopathy
Sight For All also advocates the services and resources provided by other Australian eye health organisations, such as Macular Disease Foundation Australia, Glaucoma Australia, and Diabetes Australia.
Community Eye Health Education Sessions are provided free-of-charge to community groups, made possible with generous support from multiple donors, including Apellis Pharmaceuticals.
If you are based in South Australia or New South Wales and would like to book an education Session for your community group, please get in touch.