Eyes turned to helping others

Optometrists Association of Australia WA chief executive Tony Martella gets ready for eye testing. Picture: Marcus Whisson d410538
Optometrists Association of Australia WA chief executive Tony Martella gets ready for eye testing. Picture: Marcus Whisson d410538

The 97-year-old West Perth association has been part of the event that gives people access to various services, since 2006.

‘We provide free eye tests, check eye health and if needed give out free glasses,’ association chief executive Tony Martella said.

‘We give out about 50 or 60 pairs of glasses each year,’ Mr Martella said. ‘Eye tests are one of those things that are nice to have but some people can’t afford to get them done.’

The association, with the motto ‘if you see a need do something about it’ has 350 members, with many helping at the annual Homeless Connect each year.

Homeless Connect is at the Hellenic Centre and Russell Square.