Uncorrected refractive error causes almost 2/3 of vision impairment among (63% Indigenous and 62% non-Indigenous) Australians.
Correcting refractive error remains their principal role, including dispensation of spectacles, in communities which are often too small to support traditional models of health care delivery. Visiting Optometry Services provide equitable access to quality eye health care service within the local setting.
Delivering outreach optometric services to people living in regional, rural and remote locations, who do not have ready access to primary eye care services . Lions Outback Vision Visiting Optometry Services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health administered by Rural Health West
The Lions Outback Vision Visiting Optometry team are increasing optometry services in areas of identified need;