The RFDS in VIC
Mobile Eye Care
Flying Doctor Eye Care announcement: In light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation, RFDS has made the decision to pause its mobile eye care service in Victoria.
Like everything we do, this decision has been made with the health and safety of our rural communities and clinicians in mind, however we apologise to any clients affected by the cancellation of service.
We will be sure to stay in touch with our local partner clinics and the communities we serve in relation to any further service updates. Thank you for your understanding.
For people in some rural communities, a visit to an eye specialist can mean a lengthy journey and in some circumstances, may not be possible due to advancing age or if the person is unable to drive long distances because of their vision. This can leave people at risk of more serious vision impairment and even blindness.
Our Mobile Eye Care program is addressing this issue by delivering an eye clinic program with optometrists that travel to the regions of the Mallee, West Wimmera and East Gippsland, providing monthly visits in these regions.
This program is free and is delivered in partnership with the Australian College of Optometry and local health services. The communities reached by this service include:
Refer to The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights for information about the rights of patients and other people using the Australian health system.
For enquiries relating to Mobile Eye Care in Victoria - including booking appointments - please call (03) 8412 0444