In an Australia-first community initiative, a mobile screening unit, known as the Vision Van, will travel over 14,000 kilometres around regional Australia, visiting those at risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
For 90 days, this 7.3 metre long Winnebago, equipped with state-of-the-art optometry facilities, will offer free screening for age-related macular degeneration to people aged 50 years and over.
A qualified optometrist will be on board to perform macula checks in just 15 minutes.
Approximately 2,000 eyes will be screened in the Vision Van, which has the potential to make thousands of Australians more aware of age-related macular degeneration and the importance of regular macula checks.
Bookings for free AMD screenings in the Vision Van are essential. Call the special Vision Van hotline on 1800 176 255 to make a booking today.
For details on when the Vision Van will be in your area,
22 September 2008