PNG Eye Care is a local NGO working to address avoidable blindness in Papua New Guinea and the region. We aim to make spectacles accessible and affordable.
Congratulations Dominic of Tabubil for sending us your prescription and selecting the frame Dignitary 091. Your bifocal photochromatic glass in that frame has arrived for you.
Philip now in Tabubil has paid and chosen our frame Diginitary 091 for us to produce his -1.00 photochromatic glass and send to him. Photochromatic lens will help reduce bright light reaching eyes hence giving comfortable vision. The last person in Kimbe has received his photochromatic distance glass from us via EMS and was pleased. Improved vision, improved productivity.
Being scared of bumping onto unseen objects while walking is no more with this -3.00 glass on his eyes. He can move around freely now.
Jonna received his distance glass on 27th December 2019 at Warabung bridge, Yangisaku, Maprik. We check and issue glasses there every Thursdays.
In the coming weeks, our spectacle technician will be at Yangisaku village (Maprik) along the highway near Tony Kauk's residence to screen (test) eyes and issue glasses - every Thursdays only, 12pm to 5pm. If you are struggling to read or see well at distance, go there at the time given.
Low vision devices, the magnifiers, can be obtained from us. Contact us on [email protected]
Farsightedness or longsighted is when you have difficulty seeing things at close or reading (problem) up close. That is you can see well when you are far from an object but not when you get closer. This problem can be easily helped or corrected by wearing a pair of reading glass, but you must first do an eye test.
Near sighted or short sighted is when you can only see things well by getting closer. That is at distance you cannot see well. It can be easily helped/corrected by getting a pair of distance glass, but you have to check your eyes first.
Some of our available frames that you can choose for your glass from us.
Solomon of Angoram got his eyes checked last Tuesday, 4 April 2017, and got a glass. Without an eye check for lifetime he finally got a right glass to help him see well.
Safe working week ahead
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Our team will be doing eye check and issue glasses, prescriptions, or referrals at Mr Benny Lemot's place near Angoram Market, Angoram. Dates are Monday and Tuesday, 3rd and 4th April 2017, 9am to 3pm.
Many of us tend to ignore or do not realize our eye problems and struggle on with our daily tasks. Do you know your productivity gradually drops? At the end we contribute to dependency rate rising and reduction in economical status of our society.
Everyone needs an eye check; check your eyes every two to three years.
This elderly man of Kambuku at the back of Keram LLG, Angoram, has never had an eye check until we visit them in September 2016; he did eye check and received a pair of glass to help him see well.
[08/30/15] To those who love chewing buai. The lime you chew buai with is a very dangerous powder that can leave a very nasty scar on the cornea(glassy part) of the eye. If the injury is centrally located then it can cause severe blindness that can be very hard to treat and may require surgery. Very young babies and children are the common targets, especially for lime placed in plastic bags that expand with air/heat. The best anybody can to do when someone gets lime injury is to wash out the eye with plenty of water to remove lime particles floating around freely and go immediately to the eye doctor.
Our locals in remote parts are badly and silently suffer for eye care services. At times we visit them, very long que turns up and work beyond time but some do return back to respective houses complaining if we have not check them. This was one situation we faced at Mutzing catchment areas in Markham, Morobe Province. See attached a brief testimony from an elderly man in Mutzing.
Brien Holden Vision Institute
“We See: Child Eye Health, Soweto Program addresses a desperate need,” said Professor Kovin Naidoo, Global Programs Director for the Institute. “Our country faces many social and economic challenges. In such a context of competing needs, it is critical that civil society, business and government work together to address children’s' needs since they are one of the most vulnerable groups in our society especially in a climate of limited resources."
"Brien Holden Vision Institute applauds the concern and caring that Nike, VSP Global, Optometry Giving Sight and government have shown in supporting this project. This public-private partnership is a quality investment in the future of our children.”
Read more about We See: Child Eye Health, Soweto
PNG Eye Care's cover photo
Our employees at vision centre go through process by process to seeing patients and dispensing glasses accordingly. With the modernized machines, the tasks of having to issue a custom-made glasses is now easier but with our train optical technicians. If you prefer select a different frame on our display at the vision centre or like to have a tinted lense, our optical technician will be able to do it accordingly with these machines, but with our careful advice. The first picture shows an eye testing table/area. When you decide for a customize glass, the second picture shows first step in setting lens on lensometer to set it. The third is shows here two refractionists who are also trained spectacle technicians fitting lens into chucks and frames. Third pictures shows the edger, the machine, that grinds the lens to fit exactly into the frame that you choose.
PNG Eye Care's cover photo
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ
Renowned Russian photographer Vlad Sokhin is visiting our clinic in Papua New Guinea this week. He's been following the story of Bibianne as she undergoes cataract surgery. She's just about to go into the operating theatre and Vlad is there to document it all. We'll soon be sharing the amazing images of Bibianne's transformation!
Good luck to the team from Madang and the doctors and nurses who will be helping to restore her sight!
#modernmiracles #restoringsight #fredhollows
Vlad Sokhin Photography
The recent Divine Word University Graduation included nurses who have been trained to be now ophthalmic nurses under Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF) program to improve the much ignored eye care service in the country which is way expensive with private eye care services. FHF importantly understand the importance of working in partnership and joined hands with PNG Eye Care, and national NGO, to make this eye care service affordable and accessible. The newly trained ophthalmic graduates where welcomed with and joint funded workshop in Madang on 10th-13th March 2014. Our officer was present to show the nurses and others on process involved in getting the spectacle supplies, handling the spectacles, reporting (monitoring and evaluation) etc. The nurses gave strong challenge in improving the supply system for the satisfaction of patients as well as us, the providers, and our partners and donors. This is a great participation which it will be taken positively for improved eye care services to fight for our vision: the Vision2020. Cheers
PNG Power Limited Health Team engaged PNG Eye Care to carry out eye checks to its employees which in February 24th to 28th eye checks were done at Lae, Yonki and Goroka PNG Power offices. PNG Eye Care however considered engaging eye care partners like Goroka Hospital Eye Unit (Christian Blind Mission) which resulted in successful completion of eye checks for PNG Power Limited employees. We see here a good example of working in partnership with companies and health care providers in reaching the people who, in this case, has limited time to seek health care.
Brien Holden Vision Institute
1.4 million children worldwide will be irreversibly blind for the rest of their lives - Vision impairment has very real consequences for a child's well being when left uncorrected. Learn about how you can join the fight against avoidable blindness and vision impairment this Sunnies For Sight Day #SunniesForSight #VisionForEveryone
Port Moresby Vision Centre has done two outreach visits again, this week. Office of Higher Education and Telikom PNG Limited sfaff members got their eyes checked at their respective office locations. More than 40 at each location got eyes tested. Hard working Port Moresby Vision Centre staff members also have to carry some samples of frames and readymade glasses apart from eye testing gear (as shown in this picture) where those who got eyes tested can choose from or get one on the spot.
Despite of more and more patients seeking affordable eye care services at our Port Moresby Vision Centre (Pom VC) at Port Moresby General Hospital, NCD, our Pom VC staff members with support from our head office staff members manage to make the service accessible through outreach visits to certain locations, mainly within the city and some out of the city. In 2013, Pom VC has done about 34 outreaches within and outside of the city, some with partnership with other organizations, institutions, companies and public health settings. This figure, however, does not include our other vision centres in the country.
Our report from Pom VC shows 442 females and 319 males got eyes checked during months of September and December 2013 within NCD only. This figure, within 4 months period in NCD only, indicates big need of accessible eye care services by population of the country. We, very much appreciate and thank our partners and interested groups working for eye care across the country. This year we aim to reach more and gratefully our officers have come up with the outreach plan for the year 2014. Last week, Telikom PNG Limited got two days eyes checkup and this week PNG Power Limited is getting two days eyes checkup. This year will be our next busy year to try to make the service accessible by all.
Brien Holden Vision Institute
“In Africa, where a billion people use only 4% of the world’s electricity, many cannot afford a computer. However, the continent boasts more than 500 million mobile phones. Where better to launch a new eye health mobile phone App - the first-of-its-kind in Africa?" - Professor Kovin Naidoo, Global Programs Director of the Brien Holden Vision Institute
In 2013 Annual Workshop, few ophthalmic nurses participated with us. In one of the sessions, ophthalmic nurses and PNG Eye Care refractionists carried out eye checks to Holiday Inn staff members as an little outreach and as practically sharing knowledge and skills.
brienholdenvision.org A Vision for All to see Presbyopia Myopia avoidable blindness
[01/07/14] We wish you a prosperous new year 2014 to you all. We will make this year more collaboration and giving sight to all. Team work within and partners with similar interest in giving sight is a good focus in achieving Vision 2020. More participation and collaboration is therefore welcome.
Brien Holden Vision Institute
If you’re a contact lens wearer there’s a fair chance the material it is made of was first developed by the Brien Holden Vision Institute and collaborators through the CRC for Eye Research and Technology in 1999. The invention has been recognised as one the top 10 innovations at UNSW. http://www.10innovations.unsw.edu.au/
Do you know that we stock the most fashionable and reasonably priced eye glass frames in PNG? We are the only optical outlet in PNG that generous discounts
PNG Eye Care is a Local NGO working towards making eye glasses accessible and affordable to all people of PNG and to support eye care development in PNG.