Outreach Eye Care Program

Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, OD students, Ellin, Molly and Andrea have volunteered for an outreach eye care program in Sri Lanka in December 2018.

Doctor of Optometry students in Sri Lanka.

During the trip, our students worked in collaboration with Global Hand Charity and Rotary, who organise yearly eye camps.

Christine Nearchou has been leading the department’s involvement over the past few years, recruiting volunteer OD students and coordinating the eye care requirements for the program. The eye care team was made up of optometrists, allied health professionals, support volunteers and students.

Together with Rotary, Sri Lanka, they tested over 2000 pairs of eyes over four days and provided much needed eye care to under-serviced rural regions in Sri Lanka.