Every year in Australia, more than 1600 children are diagnosed with significant vision impairment – an average of four children a day whose lives will change forever. They are among the thousands of Australians of all ages who needlessly go blind or require eye surgery each year.
The Eye Surgeons’ Foundation is the official charity of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and The Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (ORIA), and each year dedicates the month of JulEYE to raising vital funds for groundbreaking medical eye research.
Juleye ambassador and INXS band member Kirk Pengilly has had a huge influence in australia through his music:
And he has also had a personal connection with eye disease, so Sam caught up with him to find out exactly what Juleye was all about: