Free eye tests for 50+ in Australia

Older Queenslanders can use state-of-the-art equipment that is not normally available to the public.

As part of a test to detect the early signs of age-related macular degeneration, eye specialist and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researcher, is offering free tests to people aged 50 and over.

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Australia and one in three Australians will be affected to some degree by it, according to researchers. As yet there is no cure, but if it is detected early enough, steps can be taken to prevent the condition from worsening. It’s very important to detect the condition before there is damage because you can only preserve existing eyesight.

The study will employ highly sensitive, non-invasive instruments only available at Queensland University to pick up any early signs of macular degeneration.

This test is not available for free elsewhere in Australia and while thorough, it will deliver immediate feedback.