Regional Eye Program

Regional Eye Health Coordinators (REHC) play a very important role in the holistic care of our communities by way of providing eye clinics.

The eye health program was developed in 1999 in conjunction with AH&MRC, RFDS, ICEE and VisionCare NSW who realised there was a vision problem in the Aboriginal Communities and thus the position of REHC was created.

The towns that the WACHS Eye Health program covers include Baradine, Condobolin, Coonabarabran, Cowra, Dunedoo, Forbes, Gilgandra, Gulargambone, Narromine, Nyngan, Parkes, Peak Hill, Trangie, Warren as well as Wellington.

WACHS Eye Health Chart
Regional Eye Program

The Eye Health Coordinators aim is to provide/deliver culturally appropriate eye health clinics and school screenings to people.

Appropriate and accessible eye care programs are important, given the largely preventable rates of visual impairment.

REHC enable access to Eye health for by:

  • Facilitating culturally appropriate outreach clinics
  • Engaging Ophthalmologist that bulk bill
  • Ensuring rural and remote areas receive equitable level of service
  • Networking – to enable the Eye Health program to grow
  • Attempt to overcome barriers for Aboriginal people to access Eye health
  • Recalling people when due
  • Recalling Diabetic people annually for Diabetic Retinal review

Find out more about the Regional Eye Program.

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