Exciting New Partnerships

In addition to our ongoing work with Open Heart International, we are excited to announce that Foresight has partnered with the Rotary Club to support our eye screening training program in the Cagayan Valley, in the north of the Philippines. As a result, we have trained 10 local nurses to conduct eye screening in remote …

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Meet Remy

Meet Remy Di Ponio, Foresight’s General Manager Remy has been with Foresight for 10 years and is responsible for the coordination of all of Foresight’s activities, from projects to fundraising, relationship management, planning, reporting and governance. What is your favourite part of your job? My favourite part of my job is working with the most …

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Memories of Foresight in China

Foresight has a rich and long history of making a difference to the sight of millions of people in developing countries. One country we have worked extensively in is China. Our founder Professor Frank Billson AO travelled to China regularly in the 1980s. He was an honorary professor at Tianjin Medical University in northern China …

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Our Team on the ground in the Philippines

In November 2018, our team went to the Philippines to provide training to local eye nurses. Our Foresight Director and Medical Adviser, A/Professor Geoffrey Painter, Dr Dominic McCall and Nurse Leader Kerrie Legg led an intensive training program for eye nurses at our partner hospital in Santiago City, situated in the Cagayan Valley, a rural …

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Ena’s Story

Sixty-year-old Ena, like many in her age group, noticed her sight had been deteriorating steadily over the past five years. Despite working in administration for her local village government, she could not afford the cost of cataract surgery of $US800 per eye and had no other option than to face blindness, lose her job and …

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Celebrating 40 Years of Sight Saving Work

A Message from Professor Frank Billson, Founder of Foresight Australia… As we head into the festive season and the end of another year, I am delighted to share with you that this year marks the 40th anniversary of Foresight’s work – starting in Bangladesh where we have been instrumental in helping more than 1.3 million …

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Leave a Lasting Legacy

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 …

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Update from the Philippines – October 2017

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 …

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Sara hears the sound of restored sight

“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 …

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