JulEYE is a campaign headed up by the RANZCO Eye Foundation to remind us all to get our eyes checked every two years. RANZCO represents more than 890 medical eye specialists in Australia and New Zealand who provide services to more than 200,000 patients each year and seeds funding to research the major causes of blindness and also to fund sustainable eye care programs in disadvantaged communities both in Australia and internationally.
The JulEYE campaign is also supported by Allergan, Device Technologies, Bayer Australia and Novartis Australia. Additional major support for the RANZCO Eye Foundation comes from Pfizer and Alcon.
This JulEYE, RANZCO is calling for a national eye screening program to be put in place especially for pre-school children. A national program could detect problem eye sight earlier and prevent long term sight issues for many children. Imagine the experience of a child who is sitting in class, trying to get along while straining to see the board! Now imagine how much richer their education could be following one eye test! The difference a program such of this could make, particularly to disadvantaged communities, is HUGE!!
To find out where you can be tested, or to donate to The RANZCO Eye Foundation and support eye health research and sustainable development projects, visit RANZCO's website or to join the conversation head to: RANZCO's Facebook page.
When's the last time you had your eyes checked?