World eye expert runs clinic in Darwin
Ocularist Jenny Geelen will be in Darwin for 10 days in February. Jenny and her brother, Paul, are world-renowned in their field â€“ the creation of artificial eyes.
There are no ocularists in the Northern Territory, so the Geelens fly to Darwin regularly to run a special clinic offering full consultation and support services.
For anyone who already has an artificial eye, ongoing care is essential, with eyes needing to be assessed and polished annually to keep their shine.
Others may have questions about dealing with imminent or recent eye loss.
Clients come to the Geelensâ€™ Perth-based clinic, Artificial Eye Services, from around the world to get the most natural result possible, and Jenny Geelen has been running clinics in the NT community twice a year for the past ten years.
For more information on the Geelensâ€™ background and services, visit Geelen.com.au
Jenny will be in Darwin from 5-15 February at the Tiwi Medical Centre.
To make an appointment please call (08) 9322 5576 or 0431 878 225.
Notes for editors
Paul and Jenny Geelen make eyes for a large number of babies and children who have lost an eye through cancer, and for the many hundreds of older clients missing an eye for any number or reasons, from infections to freak accidents.
In Darwin, there are about 100 people with artificial eyes.
For further information, visit Geelen.com.au. This site is a resource for anyone who has lost an eye or is facing imminent eye loss, and is updated frequently with information and personal stories about eye loss.
For further information:
Jane Hammond Foster
1800 468 416 0434 246 564