Our Work in Oceania
In Oceania, our goals are to provide free and subsidized services for those most in need and expand sustainable vision care to ensure everyone has the opportunity to see clearly. These services and access points are also provided for indigenous communities and in remote areas.
We also advocate to ensure vision care has the attention it deserves among policy makers, decision makers and leaders in the region.
Our work focuses on the following countries:
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
In Oceania, we provide solutions for those who need vision care and we enable partners to join us in the mission.
Our charitable clinics provide immediate, short-term relief of urgent vision care needs in communities where people don’t have easy access to or can’t afford vision services. We work with local doctors, community leaders, volunteers and organizations to provide vision screenings, eye health checks, refraction exams, glasses and resources to increase our reach and impact.
Sustainable Vision Centers
Our sustainable vision centers deliver long-term access to affordable vision care in communities where people can’t get vision services. These centers meet key objectives:
- Affordable: The lowest price point can be afforded by 90% of the community
- Accessible: We strive for the community members to have the ability to reach a center within a day's travel using a standard mode of transportation
- Awareness: 80% of the population understands that vision care is a treatment and they know where to receive it