Eye Health

Anyinginyi runs the only eye health pro­gram in the Bark­ly Region. We run optometrist and oph­thal­mol­o­gist (eye spe­cial­ist) clin­ics in Ten­nant Creek and some remote com­mu­ni­ties.

The pri­or­i­ties of the Eye Health team are: 

  • screen­ing diabetics
  • get­ting peo­ple glass­es to increase their vision 
  • coor­di­nat­ing and sup­port­ing patients through surgery
  • health pro­mo­tion.

Through bet­ter vision we have improved many people’s lives and restored their independence. 

Since start­ing this pro­gram we have seen an atti­tude change in the com­mu­ni­ty. Rather than accept­ing vision loss as a part of age­ing peo­ple are now active­ly seek­ing help.

The Eye Health team use a sub­sidised glass­es scheme that enables Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple to access afford­able pre­scrip­tion glass­es. The Lions Club also donate free ready-made spectacles.