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Leave a Lasting Legacy

27 May, 2018

Leaving a bequest or gift to Foresight in your will provides a lasting legacy to blindness prevention. It will help us meet the challenge of preventing and curing avoidable blindness. One of our wonderful supporters, the late Christina Gordon, was a regular donor for many years, providing important support for our work in the Solomon …

Update from the Philippines – October 2017

27 May, 2018

In October 2017, our team of medical volunteers travelled to the Adventist Hospital, Santiago City in the Philippines for the sixth surgical trip. The team performed 84 operations across five and a half days. They worked as a team with local medical and nursing staff, helping young children through to elderly people who would otherwise …

The promise that transformed the Binwican family’s life

27 May, 2018

It was the end of a two week-long surgical visit to the Philippines in 2013 when the Foresight team first met Helen Binwican and three of her six children. The four of them were totally blind from congenital cataracts. Helen’s two daughters, Levelyn and Evelyn, were 13 and 10 at the time and her son, …

Sara hears the sound of restored sight

22 May, 2017

“I came into the hospital the day after surgery and heard a cacophony coming from the waiting room. All our patients were chatting and laughing. I wondered what was so funny, and the nurses explained that they were all seeing each other for the first time! They were recognising each other’s voices from when they …

In Focus: The Solomon Islands  

20 May, 2017

Q and A with A/Prof. Geoffrey Painter AM What has been Foresight’s commitment to the Solomon Islands? The Solomon Islands have been a key focus for Foresight’s work for more than 20 years. We have worked with the Solomon Islands Government and Ophthalmology Department to build a sustainable eye program with an emphasis on education, training, …

Assoc Prof Geoffrey Painter receives Australia Day Honours

21 February, 2017

Congratulations to Foresight’s medical advisor, team leader and board member, Associate Professor Geoffrey Painter who was awarded a Member (AM) in the general division of the Order of Australia for significant service to medicine in the field of ophthalmology, and to international relations, particularly to eye health in Asia and the Pacific. Assoc Prof Painter …