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Fantastic vision charities

Time to put your money where your vision is, your eye vision that is. The 5th of September is International Charity Day and we've put together a list of ten great Australia not for profits who specifically work in the area of vision and kids vision.

There are so many great charities in the world today and goodness knows there are plenty of people in need. With thousands to choose from it can become a bit overwhelming when you decide to give. Since we are champions for eye safety and awareness over here at Kids Eye Gear, we want to tell you about 10 charities that we think are worth the dollar.

Cataract Kids Australia

Cataract Kids Australia is an Australian charity designed to improve support for children with cataracts and their families, to enhance clinical care and to build connections with research across Australia. You can find heaps of stories shared by other families on their website and they even host monthly Zoom meetings to connect with other cataract kids families.

Fred Hollows Foundation

Working in more than 25 countries, the Fred Hollows Foundation helps train and empower local eye doctors, nurses, and health workers to create a sustainable system of care in the communities that need it most. The work they do has a very clear purpose: to make sure everyone, whether they’re rich or poor, has access to high quality, affordable eye health.

Save Sight Institute

The Save Sight Institute leads the way in finding innovative new ways to preserve and restore vision lost to all eye diseases, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal dystrophies, uveitis and inflammatory conditions.

Lions Eye Institute

The Lions Eye Institute is a not-for-profit centre of excellence that combines world class scientific research into the prevention of blindness with the highest level of eye care delivery.

Sight For All

Sight For All raises funds to deliver eye health care projects free of charge to their partner countries and communities. Their projects include; collaborative research, infrastructure support, sustainable education and eye health awareness.

Vision Australia

Vision Australia is the leading national provider of vision loss support and services. You can turn to them for help with everything that’s involved with adjusting to vision loss. This includes support to learn new skills and continue doing what you want.

Guide Dogs Queensland

More than just dogs, Guide Dogs Australia offers personalised training and support programs to help Queenslanders who are blind, and vision impaired reach their potential and lead independent and meaningful lives. Each state has their own Guide Dogs organisation, find your local with a quick web search.

Optometry Giving Sight

Communities around the world suffer from unnecessary blindness or vision impairment simply because they don’t have access to eye exams and appropriate glasses. Optometry Giving Sight aims to permanently solve this problem by focusing on support for sustainable solutions in underserved communities.

Centre for Eye Research Australia

The Centre for Eye Research Australia works to eliminate the major eye diseases that cause vision loss and blindness and to reduce their impact in the community. The focus is macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. They also conduct clinical eye trials which you can be apart of.

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

The RIDBC is Australia’s largest non-government provider of therapy, education, cochlear implant, and diagnostic services for people with hearing loss or vision impairment, supporting thousands of adults, children and their families each year. Services are provided at sites located across Australia and through our tele-practice service for clients living in regional areas.

We know not everyone is in a place to donate. However, if you can, why not pick one of these not for profits this September and help fund vision related projects within Australia and around the globe.