At Boroondara Eye Care, we strive to ensure that our actions always have a positive impact – on our patients, on the wider community and on our planet.
Donation spectacles – a partnership with North Balwyn Rotary
Many people in developing countries have no or limited access to optometry care. For the vision impaired, a pair of glasses can open a door of opportunity, as well as bring the world into focus for the first time. A simple pair of glasses can help a student read and learn or help an adult work. So, don’t leave your old glasses in the bottom of the cupboard or back of the drawer. Bring them in to Boroondara Eye Care – we will make any minor repairs, give them a clean and label them with the lens prescription. North Balwyn Rotary then takes your donated glasses to developing countries, such as Vietnam, where they are given directly to those in need.
Student clinical supervision
Every year, Boroondara Eye Care participates in Melbourne University’s clinical placement program for final year optometry students. This is an essential part of a student’s training, preparing him or her for optometry practice.
A Humphrey visual fields analyser was donated by Boroondara Eye Care. With the assistance of Leunig and Farmer Optometrist John Farmer and Carl Zeiss, this is now used by the eye care professionals in the Port Moresby General Hospital Eye Clinic in PNG.