Through The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, Specsavers funding supports the Mobile Eye Clinic in Fiji which is a state-of-the-art, 11.5 metre facility, which travels to remote parts of Fiji to provide sight-saving services to people in need.
By offering a one-stop-shop for free eye checks, cataract surgery and services for a range of other eye conditions, the Mobile Eye Clinic gives patients in remote areas of Fiji better access to free high-quality eye care.
Specsavers’ support in 2019 helped the Mobile Eye Clinic to achieve the following:
9,057 people screened
483 cataract operations (614 total surgeries)
6,079 pairs of glasses dispensed
On top of funding, each year, Specsavers also provides opportunities for our optometrists to assist the Mobile Eye Clinic team on outreach and work at The Foundation’s training and eye care facility in Fiji, the Pacific Eye Institute. Here, the Specsavers optometrists assist the team in teaching and mentoring nurses undergoing eye care training at least twice a year.
Did you know?
Currently almost 1 in every 3 Fijians have diabetes.
The most common causes of blindness and vision impairment in Fiji are cataract, diabetic retinopathy and refractive error.