Perth Eye Hospital is unique in that it is not only a first-class Ophthalmic Day Hospital but also a charitable organisation (Eye Hospital Foundation).
Profits from the hospital are distributed through the Foundation to ophthalmic-related charities and help fund research into the causes and treatment of blindness, and to deliver preventive education and training.
The fund also enables surgeons and ophthalmic nurses to attend clinics overseas and to provide the Gift of Sight to those less fortunate than most Western Australians.
In the last decade, the Eye Hospital Foundation has donated almost $3 million to a wide range of eye-related charitable foundations. Click here to see Our Achievements.
The Foundation is presently sponsoring many projects including a three year sponsorship for East Timor Eye Project. ETEP has employed a Nepalese ophthalmologist to act as the in-country trainer and his position is funded by the Eye Hospital Foundation. A Diploma level course has been established and approved by the National University. A cohort of eight medical graduates has been chosen, who will become the first generation of ophthalmologists in East Timor.