What is IRIS?
The Indigenous and Remote Eye Health Service - IRIS - was a joint initiative of the Australian Society of
IRIS was funded by the Federal Department of Health from 2010 to September 2014 to deliver a national approach to the delivery of eye health services in Australia's rural and remote communities.
The End of IRIS
As the Australian Government has decided to provide no further funding for IRIS, the program has now finished.
From 2010 - 2014 IRIS delivered over 15,000 eye health services across 26 rural and remote towns across Australia. This included over 2,000 procedures to improve or restore sight for thousands of Australians.
A truly national program, IRIS delivered services in all Australian States and Territories (except the ACT).
For further information on the successes of the program, please click here