Local Clinics Local Impact
OUR LOCAL VISION CLINICS CREATE LOCAL IMPACT
Many Australians and New Zealanders simply don’t have access to eyecare or can’t afford to go. So, we go to them and knock down barriers to healthy vision, free of charge with our vision clinics. Not only do our OneSight clinics provide charitable solutions we ensure they’re sustainable so we meet both their immediate and long-term vision care needs.
PROUD TO BE RECOGNISED
In August, our charity partner OneSight was recognised for their Outstanding Achievement in the Australian Charity Awards. We believe access to sight is a basic human right. We will not stop until the world can see! Check out some of our clinics below.
OUR CLINIC LOCATIONS
Our OneSight vision clinics are run across metropolitan and regional Australia and New Zealand in schools and communities. From Midvale in metropolitan WA to remote community Palm Island in far north QLD to Huntly in regional NZ and multiple destinations in between.
To further assist the work of OneSight we work in partnership with organisations such as the Salvation Army, Mission Australia and the Benevolent Society. In addition to our OneSight vision clinics, we are there to support our customers in times of natural disaster, such as the 2014 NSW Bushfires, and the 2011 Queensland Floods and Christchurch earthquake, through the provision of free eyewear.
From January 2014 to August 2015 we have conducted 107 vision clinics across Australia and New Zealand screening almost 15,000 people’s visions. Above is a snapshot of some of the regions we have serviced.
KIDS HELPED BY LOCAL HERO
AFL Star, Matthew Pavlich joined us at a OneSight Clinic in Armadale, Western Australia. Here we screened the vision of the local school kids checking their distance vision, colour vision and depth perception.
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HELPING MORNINGTON ISLAND SEE
Together with OneSight we serve the indigenous community of Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, QLD. Blindness is 6.2 times* higher for the Indigenous Australian population in comparison to the general Australian community with 95%* of blindness in the Indigenous population preventable or treatable.
< Watch the video to find about our work there
GRADUATES LENDING A HAND
32 Graduate Optometrists joining OPSM in 2015 participated in their first OneSight clinic at a local Melbourne Primary School. 294 students aged 5 to 10 had their vision screened with 30% referred for a full eye test at OPSM and free glasses if required. Welcome to our new grads!
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*National Indigenous Eye Health Survey conducted by Vision 2020 Australia, January 2010