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OneSight eye health program helping eye health for Indigenous children

Date posted: 27 July 2012

A team of volunteers from OPSM's OneSight Indigenous eye health program held clinics at schools in Mount Isa and Cloncurry in July 2012. During the visit the team saw 527 students, conducted 80 eye tests over two days, and handed out 39 pairs of glasses to Indigenous children.

Karen Hall, regional sales manager for OPSM, based in Penrith, was one of 20 volunteers  who provided free eye care and eye health education to Indigenous Australians.

'The kids were wonderful, they were very enthusiastic,' Ms Hall said. 'I wanted to be part of something local and give back to the community, especially our future generations.'

'Sight is so important to early learning and personal confidence for young Australians, so it's an honour to volunteer for such a great cause,' she said.

'It is humbling to think that we have helped so many people to see better in just two days,' she said.

Source: The North West star


Last updated: 27 July 2012
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