Our Mobile Eye Clinic
is more than a theatre
on wheels. It renews
people’s lives.

Help us to keep the
Mobile Eye Clinic on the road.




JFF’s Sight Restoration and Blindness Prevention Project focuses on providing free eye treatment and operations for the curable blind in the lower socio-economic group in Indonesia.

Setting up the Project in 1991, John Fawcett was faced with the challenge of blind, poor people in remote hamlets being unable to travel, and developed the idea of a mobile operating theatre, which could take the service to the poor in their villages.

The original mobile eye clinic was a secondhand school bus fitted out in Perth, Western Australia, and air-freighted to Bali by the Australian Air Force. The Foundation has come a long way since then, and the current mobile clinics are sophisticated operating units with plenty of space for patients and the operating team, with a separate section for patients being prepared for surgery.

The JFF team travels to villages around Bali, and also to other islands where there are no ophthalmic services and where people are too poor to seek specialist medical attention. The team screens village people for eye problems, distributes glasses where appropriate and treats minor eye infections. The main purpose of the mass screenings is to identify people who are blind with cataracts and operate them to restore their sight in the mobile eye clinic – a fully-equipped, sterile operating theatre. The following day the patients return for a post-op check and have their eye pads removed, able to see again, sometimes for the first time in many years.




Rumah Sakit Tentara Putri Hijau, Medan

Kota Bengkulu, Provinsi Bengkulu

Kabupaten Pandeglang, Provinsi Banten

Kabupaten Lebak, Provinsi Banten

Hambalang, Bogor, West Java

Wonosari, Gunung Kidul Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta

Pangkalan Tni Au Adi Soemarmo, Solo

Kabupaten Pacitan, jawa timur

Klinik Mata Utama, Gresik Regency, East Java

Klinik Mata Tritya, Baratajaya, Surabaya City, East Java

Kantor Wali Kota Surabaya, Ketabang, Surabaya City, East Java

Tempeh, Lumajang Regency, East Java

Timika, Mimika, Papua­­

Kabupaten Morotai, Maluku

Kantor Bupati, Parigi Moutong, Sulawesi Tengah

RS Kalabahi, Alor, NTT

Rumah Sakit Bina Sehat, Kaliwates, Jember Regency, East Java

Klinik NU, Jalan Raya Situbondo, Traktakan, Bondowoso Regency, East Java

Palang Merah Indonesia, Jalan R. A. Kartini, Kepatihan, Banyuwangi Regency, East Java

Gerokgak, Buleleng, Bali

Singaraja, Buleleng, Bali

Nusa penida, Bali

Jembrana, Bali

Lombok Utara, NTB

Kota Mataram, NTB

Lombok Tengah, NTB

Lombok Timur, NTB

Sekongkang, West Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara

Sumbawa Besar, NTB

Sumba Barat, NTT

Sumba Timur, NTT

Labuhan Bajo, NTT

Pangkalan TNI AU El Tari, Kupang

Wates, Kulon Progo Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta

Tabalong Regency, South Kalimantan

Banjarmasin, Banjarmasin City, South Kalimantan

Sukadana, North Kayong Regency, West Kalimantan

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