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This program aims to coordinate and deliver eye health services to Aboriginal people in the Perth metropolitan, Great Southern, Wheatbelt and Peel regions. The program integrates services with an optometrist, who provides glasses at discounted prices and, if necessary, refers clients to the Lions Eye Institute for specialist treatment. This program is able to cater to people with diabetes and high blood pressure.
Derbarl Yerrigan's Eye Health Worker also trains Indigenous Health Workers (IHW) and promotes eye health through a variety of activities and speaking engagements.
Abstract adapted from Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service
Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service
156 Wittenoom Street
East Perth WA 6004
Ph: (08) 9421 3888
Fax: (08) 9421 3883
This brochure provides infomation about the Derbarl Yerrigan eye health program in Western Australia. It explains what will happen during an eye health check and what you will need to do if you require glasses. It also encourages having an eye health check every two years to prevent vision loss.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract