Resources to promote regular eye checks through the annual MBS 715 health check and support awareness of cataract and refractive error (need for glasses)
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About 'Eyecare Now, Eyecare Always'
‘Eyecare Now, Eyecare Always’ is a suite of eye health promotion resources aimed at promoting regular eye checks in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia. These resources aim to assist primary health care providers, including Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioners, to promote regular eye checks, particularly through the annual 715 health check, and awareness of refractive error and cataract.
The new ‘Eyecare Now, Eyecare Always’ health promotion resources were developed with a community-led approach centred around self-determination, voice, and connections.
The new ‘Eyecare Now, Eyecare Always’ resources will build on IEHU’s existing health promotion resources and tools to support the improvements in eye health system reform activities in regional collaborations across Australia.
Explore our Regular Eye Checks Resources
Eye Health Heroes
A selection of well-known community members or 'eye health heroes’ from a diverse range of disciplines and communities feature in the resources.
A variety of 'Eyecare Now, Eyecare Always' resources available for download.
A selection of multimedia resources featuring our eye health heroes is available to use to help promote regular eye checks. You can view and download them for free.
Order a 'Eyecare Now, Eyecare Always' T-shirt, request permission to create your own resources, and more about how to use them effectively.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
"We would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which our Melbourne office is located and acknowledge the Arrernte people of Central Australia, Kaurna people of Adelaide, Dharawal people of NSW and Larrakia people of Darwin as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff are based."
"We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, particularly those who have made and continue to make contributions to the work to Close the Gap for Vision."