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“The positivity and enthusiasm of the students is palpable. It has been fantastic being able to contribute to the development and progression of Optometry in Myanmar. ”– Catherine Cheah

Moving eye-opener for refractionist trainer

Becoming a hands-on Visionary proved a profound experience for voluntary Optometrist Catherine Cheah, who journeyed to Myanmar in mid-May, 2018, as part of a Sight For All refractionist training tour.

“It was an amazing experience, one that will carry memories for years to come,” she said.

“Vision is such an integral sense. Without sight, we would not be able to appreciate the world around us, nor see the smiles on our friends and family’s faces,” Catherine said.

“I love how Sight For All puts emphasis on the upskilling and education of locals.

“This is vital for continuity and it also highlights how passionate Sight For All is about sustainable eyecare,” she said.

The Clinical Upskilling of Refractionists to Deliver Comprehensive Eye Care - Myanmar Project is funded by the Australian Government.

Sight For All Visionary Catherine Cheah instructs refractionists at Myanmar's Yangon Eye Hospital.

Truly inspiring

05 Nov 2018

A Visit to Vietnam to see the on-the-ground work of Sight For All left a lasting impression on optometrist Matt Bennett

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Nar Daw’s new horizons

02 Aug 2018

One of eight children from a large family in Shan Province, many hour’s drive from the Myanmar capital of Yangon, Nar Daw was sent to Khan Wai Chan Blind School when she was a small child because her parents could not afford to support her.

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A mother’s dedication

02 Aug 2018

Sight For All Visionary Heather Connor and her nine-member training team dealt with a wide range of patient problems at Myanmar’s Yangon Eye Hospital including cataracts, retinal detachment, trauma, infections, nystagmus, strabismus and inflammation during a recent refractionists up-skilling training program.

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Fighting glaucoma in Myanmar

13 Jul 2018

Visionaries Hana Melligi and Gavin O’Callaghan led another productive, week-long Refractionist Training Program at Yangon Eye Hospital, Myanmar, in late April, 2018.

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Coffee with Lara Damiani

13 Jul 2018

We sat down with Lara Damiani, the filmmaker who captured the story of Little Bang and her family in Vietnam to hear about her experiences while in filming.

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Help Train a Doctor Today

05 Jul 2017

Sight For All is training eye doctors throughout Asia, where many children are needlessly blind. Be part of our fight against blindness, alleviate poverty and restore sight. To join our powerful, sustainable approach to blindness prevention consider making a donation or joining Vision 1000. For more information, contact or follow the links below the image. Help us train a doctor today....

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Diabetic Retinopathy Initiative

10 May 2017

The worldwide prevalence of diabetes is escalating at an alarming rate, creating a global public health crisis. Sight For All is working in Australia and abroad to address the most common complication of diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy.

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Myanmar colleagues undertake a Low-Vision Training Course in Adelaide

04 May 2017

During March 2017, A/Prof Than Htun Aung and Ms Thinn Thinn Swe from Myanmar completed a month long Low Vision Training Course here in Adelaide.

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Meiktila ll Blindness Study Success

21 Feb 2017

A/Prof.Than Htun Aung, Sight For All's first Paediatric Ophthalmologist for Myanmar, pictured amongst his natural constituency, on the Meiktila 2 Blindness Survey, Shewephukan village. A/Prof Aung now treats 20,000 children each year!

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Trek For Sight Bhutan 2018

21 Feb 2017

If you want to challenge yourself whilst positively impacting the lives of thousands, then Trek For Sight could be the adventure for you! Trek For Sight Bhutan in 2018 is a once in a lifetime opportunity to trek with Adventurer Katie Sarah, while experiencing the beauty of Bhutan and raising vital funds for Sight For All. For more information or to receive the Trek For Sight Information Pack please email The Trek is limited to maximum 12 pax so be sure to secure your place early!

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Sight For All 2016 Christmas Appeal

09 Dec 2016

Please take a moment to watch this short video.

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The Very Slow Long Lunch 2016 raises over $95,000!

31 Aug 2016

Sight For All's major event for 2016, The Very Slow Long Lunch was held on Saturday 13 August in The Old Ram Shed at the Adelaide Showgrounds.

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Sight For All Appeal June 2016

22 Jun 2016

Thanks to our many supporters, Sight For All is impacting upon roughly half a million children and adults every year. We would love for you to watch our latest video to see our work first hand and the effect it will have on baby Chi’s life. Without your support, we couldn’t make such a profound difference to the sight and lives of so many people

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APAO Gateway Project Newsletter June 2016

01 Jun 2016

The APAO Gateway Project 2016 is a new initiative of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO).

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Heart breaking, but life saving

21 Apr 2016

Adelaide based filmmaker, Lara Damiani, captured the story of Vietnamese mother Pham Minh Hiep and her baby Chi when she travelled recently with Sight For All Chairman, Dr James Muecke. Chi has retinoblastoma, a rare but deadly eye cancer and has just had surgery to remove her right eye, a procedure that has ultimately saved her life. Lara's moving story recounts her experience in Vietnam.

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Giving the Gift of Sight

24 Nov 2015

Sight For All Chairman, Dr James Muecke recently spoke with First Look Asia, a breakfast program that airs on Channel NewsAsia.

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The Business Journal

21 Oct 2015

The Business Journal section of The Advertiser featured a story about Sight For All Chairman, Dr James Muecke being awarded the National EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2015.

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Sight For All Chairman, Dr James Muecke AM awarded National EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year

16 Oct 2015

A big congratulations to Sight For All Chairman, Dr James Muecke who has been awarded the National EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the national award ceremony held in Sydney on 15 October 2015.

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Vision 1000 initiave praised by in-business SA

06 Jan 2015

Sight For All has launched its Vision 1000 initiative, offering benefits such as networking and travel opportunities to investors.

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Vision 1000 donors can witness sight restored

27 Dec 2014

Major donors will be offered the chance to see the magic moment when the blind have their sight restored.

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