Optometrist Luke Arkapaw performing an eye check on an Indigenous woman

People in remote communities are enjoying better eye healthcare thanks to the eye health team from the Brien Holden Vision Institute.

With funding from the Australian Government’s Visiting Optometrist Scheme (VOS), optometrist and his colleague Michelle Pollard regularly visit eighty two remote communities around the NT performing eye checks and preventing vision loss.

“In remote communities there are a lot of eye problems,” Luke said.

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