Gidgee Healing provides comprehensive eye health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Mt Isa region, including access to optometry and ophthalmology services. Regular eye examinations are important to maintain good vision, prevent eye disease and treat eye conditions.

Our services include:

  • Eye health screening and assessment;
  • Information and education about importance of eye care;
  • Access to free eye-wear;
  • Retinal screening;
  • Specialist ophthalmology services.

The IDEAS Van is a joint initiative of the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Trust Australia and focuses on improving eye health and preventing eyesight problems for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes.

Gidgee Healing is pleased to be a hub for the IDEAS Van – a fully equipped mobile ophthalmology and optometry specialist treatment centre, with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools.

The IDEAS Van visits Gidgee Healing every 1-2 months. Please call the Mt Isa Clinic to make an appointment.