On Sunday 8 February, Jenny hopped on to a plane to Darwin for the first of her twice-yearly clinics for artificial eye wearers in the Top End.
We’ve been visiting Darwin and holding clinics over the past fifteen years.
Jenny has built up some great networks amongst the medical profession up there, resulting in a pretty hectic schedule for her.
Apart from making new eyes, doing adjustments and polishings, Jenny has another exciting task. She will be doing a presentation to the Darwin Branch of the Optometrists’ Association of Australia.
Jenny plans to use our Adjusting to Eye Loss Mind Map as a guide to walking the audience through the entire process, beginning with the surgery and ending with the successful fitting of an artificial eye.
And of course she’ll be covering the psychological impact of eye loss, and the need for support. She’ll explain how our buddy system works and the role of the ArtEyes support group.
Jenny’s two weeks in Darwin will be full on. She’s already got ten to twelve people booked in to the clinic each day!
Just as well she loves the weather up there, especially as cyclones are predicted!