May 17

May 17, 2015

Janine Hobson’s thoughts on her first visit to Sumba as part of the SEP team.

   Thank you to my amazing optometry friends Peter Lewis, Chris Katapodis, and Peter Stewart and the inspiring Mark Ellis for giving me the opportunity to experience Sumba and the beauty, humility and patience of the people. Sometimes in our busy world the ability to sit and wait is lost but I found the experience of the last week so... Read more
May 16

May 16, 2015

The SEP Team returns from Sumba after a successful May visit

The Sumba Eye Program would like to thank all their loyal supporters for enabling the team to continue their life changing work in Sumba. Just returning from another successful visit, the team were very excited by the progress that the local SEP team nurses have made, allowing for an enormous amount of “one on one teaching” of refracting and pathology... Read more
Apr 20

April 20, 2015

The Sumba Team for the May Visit

Meet the team for the next visit to Sumba in early May.                They will visit Kodi/Lamboya/Wanakaka and many other remote villages, continuing their work teaching the SEP nurses, testing eyes , screening and dispensing spectacles.   Dr Mark Ellis  AM    Peter Stewart OAM    Peter Lewis OAM    Chris Katapodis        Janine Hobson... Read more
Apr 13

April 13, 2015

Dr Mark Ellis AM will join the SEP team after lecturing at Makassar Uni on Sulawesi

Dr Mark Ellis AM is going to lecture at the Makassar University on Sulawesi and then join the rest of the team  mid week in May, to continue the program’s work in Sumba.   Dr Mark Ellis AM        Ophthalmic Surgeon   Mark has two Fellowships in Ophthamology ( FRANZCO and FRACS ). He is a member of The American... Read more
Apr 13

April 13, 2015

Peter Stewart OAM and Peter Lewis OAM will be part of the team’s May visit to Sumba

Both Peters will return to Sumba in May to continue the SEP teams successful program. They will  be conducting clinics in Kodi/Lamboya/Wanakaka, as well as visiting many remote villages where they will test and assess many village people who cannot make it to the clinics. The teaching of the Sumba Foundation Nurses will once again be their priority as well as some... Read more
Apr 11

April 11, 2015

Chris Katopodis to return to Sumba for his second visit with the SEP team in May

Chris Katopodis – Optometrist BSc BScOptom(Melb) PGCertOcTher FACO This coming May Chris will return to Sumba for his second visit joining the SEP team once again as they continue their program which involves the teaching of the Sumba Foundation Nurses and more one on one training of the SEP Nurses. Chris is an Optometrist with over 20 years experience and established Canterbury... Read more
Apr 10

April 10, 2015

Janine Hobson will join the team on their next visit to Sumba in May

      Janine Hobson .  Owner and Optometrist at Young Eyes. Janine is the first female Optometrist to join the Sumba Eye Program and will be an integral part of the  team on their next visit in May . She has been practising for 22 years, completed extra qualifications in behavioral / developmental optometry, including the use of colour for the treatment of dyslexia... Read more
Apr 10

April 10, 2015

Welcome to the Sumba Eye Program’s New Web Site

Welcome to the first official post to the new web site. The purpose of this new site is to provide information and  news updates on the program’s valuable work that they do on the island of Sumba, located in West Timor. This will be the 8th year that the program has been in operation with volunteers visiting this remote region to provide... Read more
Sep 18

September 18, 2014

Operating in Sumba

Team in full force! Two procedures at a time and amazing support team giving eye tests, screening, and post op tests. They average one cataracts extraction in about 20 minutes, amazing!... Read more