ABC Lateline: Pioneering program tackles poor health care access in rural Australia
One small business in Sydney has taken matters into their own hands, with a bold solution that it hopes will deliver affordable prescription glasses to Australians on welfare in country areas – and eventually, to some of the poorest people in the world. > Watch
Helping those in need
We recently took our trailer on the road to provide eye testing and high-quality glasses directly to those in need – to locals who had previously been unable to access the NSW Spectacles Program run by Vision Australia. The week-long pilot covered Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Macksville and Nambucca Heads, areas where there is the highest unmet need. Program Coordinator, Jennelle Schroder says “Dresden’s community conscious approach to vision correction aligns with Vision Australia’s own focus on providing the tools people need to access independence, education and employment”.
Dresden on the road
May we introduce our ‘Anhänger’? It’s German for ‘trailer’. We know there are a lot of frustrated glasses-wearers all around Australia. This clever workshop on wheels is our way of helping answer the call.
The trailer’s been beautifully designed to open up and bring a full optometry and on-the-spot glasses service to events, workplaces and neighbourhoods.
Get in touch
We’d love to help you get the people you care about sorted for eyewear and eye health. Clinics for businesses, councils, schools, sports clubs and any other group or community – we’re good to go. Just ask, or make a suggestion.