After month of fundraising for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, Specsavers stores in WA, including Specsavers Bunbury, were able to donate $30,000 to Princess Margaret Hospital’s ophthalmology department.
The donation will be used to purchase a Pentacam, an innovative piece of technology that is able to make earlier and more thorough diagnosis of serious eye conditions.
As the PMH ophthalmology department is the only tertiary provider of pediatric eye services in WA, the Pentacam will enable the department to provide the level of care required to patients.
The announcement of the Pentacam donation comes after stores in WA voted to support the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation in a special ‘Specsavers community program charity takeover’ initiative earlier in the year.
All 45 Specsavers stores in WA raised money for the PMH ophthalmology department by donating a portion of every glasses sale to the cause, as well as a variety of other initiatives including a charity ball in July.
Representatives from all stores in the state attended the ball and over $12,000 was raised through an auction and raffle.
The PMH Ophthalmology Department services the entire state with thousands of patient visits each year.
Specsavers Bunbury store partner Linda Harris and Carys Walker said they were thrilled with the result.
“We’re so proud to have been able to contribute towards the new Pentacam which will make a significant difference to the lives of children who are diagnosed with serious eye conditions,” Ms Walker said.
To book an appointment at Specsavers Bunbury visit specsavers.com.au/stores/Bunbury or call 9721 2135.