Foresight works to CURE blindness, PREVENT the conditions that lead to blindness and EMPOWER local communities to deliver essential eye care services.
Founded 35 years ago, by Professor Frank Billson AO and Major General Paul Cullen AC, Foresight provides countries in the Asia Pacific region with eye surgery, medical equipment, training, infrastructure and preventative health programs.
Foresight works with local governments and professional organisations so that local surgeons and health workers eventually deliver our sight saving programs. Foresight is a member of Vision 2020, the National body working in partnership to prevent avoidable blindness and improve vision care, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and collaborates with partner NGO’s and health providers worldwide.
Foresight relies solely on donations from the public to deliver our essential eye care services to the Asia Pacific region.
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On 25 April our team of five volunteer eye specialists travelled to Santiago City, Philippines where they undertook 127 sight saving cataract operations in just seven days.
Foresight coordinated and funded the training of the Solomon Island’s only ophthalmologist Dr John Hue who now works at the Referral Hospital Honiara.
Foresight built and equipped four eye clinics in the Solomon Islands. These clinics play an important role in combating diabetic retinopathy, a growing problem worldwide.
In 2013 Foresight and it’s supporters installed three new state-of-the-art neonatal incubators at the Solomon Island’s National Referral Hospital to help reduce a newborn’s risk of blindness.
Foresight helped build the Chittagong Eye Infirmary and Training Complex. Foresight also developed the world’s first Diploma of Community Ophthalmology at University of Chittagong.
WHERE IN THE WORLD?
Take a look at our interactive map and learn about Foresight’s projects in the Asia Pacific region. Click here.
World Sight Day 2015 World Sight Day is the international day of awareness, held annually to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. This year, we are focussing on Eye Care for All, on everybody who needs eye care services – everybody! We need to find ways to bring eye care …
At the end of the financial year, Foresight reflects on what has been an active and successful period. You can click on the image below for some of this year’s highlights. Thank you to all of Foresight’s partners both in Australia and in-country. Thank you to Foresight’s Board who donate their time so generously, to …