In 2019, Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) at The University of Melbourne commenced a formal evaluation of regional implementation of The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision (the Roadmap). Independent evaluators ARTD Consultants and Clear Horizon Consulting have been engaged to carry-out elements of this work with an experienced facilitator, Kate Kelleher, supporting the co-design process.

The aim of the evaluation is to assess current progress and effectiveness of regional implementation of the Roadmap. This will help to inform future activities, enable sharing of learnings across regions about sustainable and transferable approaches to improving eye care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and to identify any important lessons that may be transferrable beyond eye health.