The Northern Sydney Region has one of the lowest rates of identified Indigenous Eye health checks in the state, and we are working to address this issue by inviting you to come to Top Ryde for a free eye check-up and possibly even glasses if required. Should your test suggest that you need further treatment, Dresden Optics will send a report to your family doctor.
In collaboration with Sydney North Primary Primary Health Network, Royal Doctors Network (RDN) and Dresden Optics, free Eye health checks will be available, through a mobile Eye clinic trailer.
The clinic has the ability to produce certain types of eye wear on site, so depending on your prescription, you may be able to walk away with glasses within one hour.
Glasses may be subsidised to little or no cost, for people holding a Pensioner or Health care card, registered with the ITC (Chronic care) program or covered by a Healthcare Fund. Otherwise, single vision lenses and frames start from $49.
WHEN: Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 November 2017.
WHERE: Civic centre site, 1 Devlin St, Top Ryde.
WHAT to bring: Medicare Care; Healthcare Card or Health Fund details (if you have one); this letter.
TO BOOK: You can conveniently book your appointment time online here.
- Select the Dresden Mobile – Aboriginal Clinic Ryde Civic Hub, then click the “Next” tab
- Select the type of Optometrist service, appointment, then click on “Next” tab
- Finally, select your preferred appointment time, from 9:00am -4:00pm.
If you’d like assistance in making an appointment for this service, please call Melanie Gould – SNPHN Indigenous Health Coordinator on 0406472106.
The Dresden trailer will be located on the reserve near the Civic centre, Ryde.
Top Ryde City shopping centre is serviced by Sydney Buses. Sydney buses departing from Devlin Street: 458, 459, M41 and Olympic Park buses Blaxland Road: City M52, City 501Blaxland Road near Royal Hotel: 501, 515, 518, M52 Church Street: 507, 534, M41
We hope that you take advantage of this eye health check service, to improve your eye health and vision and we look forward to hearing from you.