Sri Lanka Visit

In April 2019, volunteers from the Department, including senior lecturer Christine Nearchou and OD4 students Kieren and Chamath travelled to Sri Lanka to support an eye camp team to reach the communities surrounding Ulpotha Village to provide eye care and training.

In five days, more than 1300 patients were seen and over 1200 pairs of glasses dispensed. Sri Lanka was reeling from the Easter bombings at the time of the visit.

Upon return, OD4 student Kieren reflected on the goodwill of people even during the toughest of times and how impactful and important an eye test can be to an individual, no matter the location or resources.

Thank you to everyone who supported the team on their journey.