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Community engagement

Flinders Vision’s community engagement reputation is led by senior optometrist Jason Booth AM, the team leader for the annual Rotary Australia World Community Service Eye Camp field trips to Nepal.

Each aid program distributes 6,000 pairs of glasses, delivers eye health education and sponsors 330 cataract operations. Each team member donates the costs of their trip and funds 50 cataract surgeries.

Jason has led the Nepal trips since 2004. Since 2006, he has also been the volunteer and ground coordinator for trips to Mongolia. His aid work was recognised with Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2016.

“It’s very rewarding to be able to pass on my knowledge and teach the optometrists of the future in Flinders Vision,” Jason said.

“Our students conduct 500 eye examinations prior to graduating and we guide them through this process.

‘Those who are lucky enough to also join me in Nepal get the extra benefit of seeing eye conditions rarely seen in Australia.”

Originally published as ‘AM honour for Booth’ and ‘Optometrists team up with students on volunteer trip to Nepal’.