Specsavers puts the focus on kids

United by their passion for helping the community, all 45 Specsavers stores in WA joined forces to raise money for the Ophthalmology Department at PMH, after a WA-wide vote on which charity they wanted to support.

 

The ophthalmology department is the only tertiary provider of paediatric eye services in Western Australia.  This department cares for children ranging from premature babies, up to adolescents.  A wide range of eye conditions are treated including retinopathy of prematurity (an eye disease affecting prematurely born babies), strabismus (misalignment of the eyes), eye complications from juvenile chronic arthritis and diabetes, ocular tumours, cancer treatment, eye injuries and other retinal issues that children and adolescents may face.

 

The Pentacam allows clinicians to detect, diagnose and document problems with the cornea in the eye. It is very useful in identifying many diseases such as glaucoma and keratoconus, as well as management of surgery, particularly in the cases of corneal transplantation and some cases of cataract surgery.

 

Denys Pearce, CEO Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation says,

We are very grateful to the Specsavers Western Australia store partners and the generous support of their customers. Their donations will allow us to make a real and meaningful difference to the lives of children suffering from serious eye health issues.

 
A huge thank you to all of the participants from the Specsavers stores. This piece of equipment will help save the sight of many children at PMH!

 

Specsavers presenting their cheque to our Corporate Partnerships Manager, Nicole (centre)


 

If you are interested in finding out more about how you or your workplace can raise funds for PMH, visit our fundraising page here

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