The rate of blindness in Indigenous adults is six times the rate of non-indigenous adults. Many of the causes of blindness are preventable with regular eye exams, correct vision care and referrals as needed. Helen Summers Optometrist is committed to providing vision services throughout remote areas of the Northern Territory.
To make an appointment at one of our clinics, please phone us.
14th & 15th November
12th & 13th December (last visit for 2017)
31st October, 1st & 2nd November
4th, 5th & 6th December (last visit for 2017)
Jabiru - Kakadu Outstations (Jabiru Health Centre)
Adelaide River - Adelaide River Health Centre
Batchelor - Batchelor Health Centre
Woolaning Homelands - Litchfield
Laynhapuy Homelands - Arnhemland
Nhulunbuy - Nhulunbuy Regional Training Centre, Chesterfield Cct
Katherine - Kintore Clinic, First Street
Danila Dilba - Knuckey Street, Darwin
Charities / Community Involvement
Helen Summers Optometrist supports the follow initiatives:
Guide Dogs SA NT (Director)
Helen uses her Australian Institute of Company Directors Graduate Diploma in supporting and leading the goals of the organisation to support individuals and their families who have low vision or sensory loss and improving the lives of others.
Close the Gap for Vision
The provision of good quality eye services is a fundamental part of improving the health of Indigenous Australians. Through visiting clinics across Arnhemland, Jabiru, Nhulunbuy and Katherine, Helen Summers and her team aim to "Close the Gap for Vision" by improving the quality and sustainability of eye care services to these remote areas in the Top End.
Essilor Vision Foundation
The Essilor Vision Foundation is committed to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences and to providing underprivileged people the opportunity to live a better life through better sight. Helen Summers uses her partnership with Essilor Australia to provide prescription glasses to underprivileged patients seen at her remote visiting clinics across the Top End.
Optometry Giving Sight
The practice partakes in the annual World Sight Day Challenge, which is the largest annual global fundraising campaign to address avoidable blindness caused by uncorrected refractive error - the simple need for an eye exam and glasses.
White Ribbon Day