Sight For All’s team of consultants give their time and expertise voluntarily with the aim of strengthening the capacity of ophthalmologists, ancillary staff and health workers in the developing world to deliver effective, high quality and sustainable ophthalmic health care.
Sight For All’s mission is to reduce the magnitude and impact of avoidable blindness in the developing world and Australian communities through research, education, health promotion and the support of infrastructure.
There are multiple facets to Sight For All’s commitment to providing comprehensive sustainable ophthalmic support to a partner country:
- To collaborate on clinical and epidemiological research, with the aim of identifying areas of need.
- To target effective primary prevention projects and awareness campaigns to these areas of need.
- To enhance the knowledge and skills of local ophthalmologists, ancillary staff and health workers and the resulting ophthalmic care of patients.
- To provide modern equipment and upgrade facilities in ophthalmic centres, thereby increasing the accessibility and availability of advanced and safe surgical practice.
These activities can be broadly categorised into four major areas: