Supporting Indigenous Eye Health in Australia

For over 40 years, Foresight has been on a mission to make a difference in the lives of those in need, both internationally and now at home in Australia. Sight is a precious gift, one that many of us take for granted. Thanks to the generous support of individuals like you, Foresight has been able to make significant strides in eradicating avoidable blindness globally. But the need for help is not limited to distant shores; it exists right here in our own backyard.

Since the beginning, the Foresight’s team has been committed to empowering Indigenous communities by providing education and skill transfer that is specifically tailored to make eye care accessible, affordable, appropriate, and acceptable for everyone. One of Foresight’s recent achievements was providing training to Aboriginal Health Workers in rural NSW. These dedicated individuals are now equipped to conduct vision screenings, ensuring more remote and underserved communities have access to vital eye care services. By including vision screening in outreach programs, they aim to reduce the alarming statistic that 35% of Indigenous adults have never had an eye exam.


Cataract surgery is a 30-minute procedure that can transform lives. Unfortunately, many Indigenous Australians are left waiting, their vision worsening, due to a lack of access to this life-changing surgery. Foresight is committed to reducing waiting lists and preventing permanent blindness.


Foresight’s work is only made possible through the generosity of people like you. By donating, you can give Aboriginal people a second chance at life. Your contribution can help close the gap, improve regional eye health infrastructure, and strengthen culturally appropriate eye care in Aboriginal organizations. In 2023, thanks to supporters like you, Foresight achieved remarkable milestones in Indigenous eye health, by screening people in remote and underserved communities, performed eye operations and treatments, and trained local healthcare professionals and community members. Together, we can ensure that every Indigenous Australian has access to the precious gift of sight.

Please consider making a donation today. Your support will enable Foresight to expand their reach, train more healthcare professionals, and provide essential eye care services to those who need it most. Together, we can bring clarity and brightness to the lives of many. Your generosity will change lives and help us build a brighter, more inclusive future for all. Donate today and be a part of this inspiring story of change.