Australian Eye Health Initiative
Meet Megan of Tanunda, South Australia. Megan is a mother of two and has type 1 diabetes. Her condition has damaged her eyes and changed her future.
Take a moment to meet Megan and hear her story.
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working age adults. Currently, 1.8 million Australians have diabetes and over half are not having their all-important eye checks, at times with devastating results.
Neil Hansell was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 26. Listen to Neil’s heart-wrenching story and share this video to help us save the sight of Australians living with diabetes.
Aboriginal Eye Health Initiative
Please be aware that these videos may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons on the film or audio recordings.
Big City Trip
Cataract is the leading cause of blindness amongst Aboriginal people. We’ve created “Big City Trip” to alleviate fear and increase the number of patients travelling from remote Australian communities to the big city for their cataract surgery.
Sid’s Bad Sugar
Eye disease due to type 2 diabetes is the fastest growing cause of vision loss amongst Aboriginal people. Unfortunately, the majority of patients with diabetes are not presenting for the regular all-important eye checks that are so important to avoid blindness from this disease. Let’s see what Sid has to say…
“Eyes” by Caper
Sight for All, in conjunction with the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia, is working hard to fight eye disease in remote outback communities. Blindness rates in Aboriginal adults are six times the mainstream and so education is critical in avoiding vision loss from conditions such as diabetes and cataract. Our goal is to raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of eye disease in a way that is effective and culturally appropriate.
Please Don’t Rush
In July 2013 Sight For All undertook a childhood blindness study in Lao, to determine the causes of blindness amongst kids in this poor nation.
We invited Urtext Films to join the team and capture the experience.
The result, “Please Don’t Rush”, is an extraordinary insight into the world of blind children and was selected for a number of international film festivals, including St Kilda and New York.
Little Bang’s New Eye
This heart-warming story shows the impact of changing just one life, for a child, her family and their small community in Vietnam.
Filmed, produced, edited and directed by THINK FILMS, the story was completely unscripted and 100% real.
Sight and Insight: Doctors Helping Doctors
Sight For All undertakes educational programs for eye health professionals across Asia. This short film showcases our far-reaching and sustainable work at the Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology in Hanoi. Note: This video is age restricted due to graphic content.