Each year, 10,000 children visit our Eye Clinic seeking treatment for various eye diseases. 

Head Orthoptist, Katie Geering, has worked at The Children's Hospital at Westmead for the past nine years and is passionate about paediatric vision impairment and preventing vision loss. 

"Working at the Hospital is such a privilege. We see children who are born with congenital cataracts and we support them during their treatment journey. Seeing them progress and improve is such a win for us - we're giving them their vision back!" said Katie. 

This year, Katie and her department are running as part of Team Bandaged Bear in City2Surf to raise money for a new fundus camera. The department's team name is 'Eyes on the Run' and consists of orthoptists, administration staff and doctors from the Eye Clinic. 

"We're raising money for a new camera to take photos of the back of the eye. Many diseases can present at the back of the eye including cancer, glaucoma and cataracts; and this new camera will snapshot a wider field of the fundus, enabling us to detect diseases as early as possible. We're really excited to run City2Surf as a team, for the department and for the Hospital," she said.

Support departments like the Eye Clinic by signing up to Team Bandaged Bear or Donate now.

  • Each $250 you raise gets you an entry into our major prize draw: a holiday to Club Med Bintan Island.
  • Thanks to The Athlete's Foot, they are donating $5 from every purchase of shoes when you mention 'Team Bandaged Bear' in-store from 9 July to 12 August.