Frequently asked questions

When was Tasmanian Eye Institute established and why?

Tasmanian Eye Institute was established in 2008 by Professor Brendan Vote along with his wife Michelle with the view to provide Research, Education and Services to the community in the area of ophthalmology.

Find out more about who we are.

What percentage of my donation goes to administration fees and how much to the cause?

The founders of the charity Professor Brendan Vote and his wife Michelle cover all administrative costs through their private donations.  This means 100% of your donation goes to Research, Education and Services.

What do you do with my personal information?

Your personal information is not shared with any third parties however you may choose to receive newsletters and correspondence from Tasmanian Eye Institute.

Where does my money go?

100% of your donation goes to our fundraising causes.

You can make a general donation to Tasmanian Eye Institue or alternatively, take a look at our appeals to support one of our current projects. 

How do I make a bequest?

Simply complete our bequest form. We also suggest you make your wishes regarding this known to your loved ones and also your qualified legal advisor. Find out more about leaving a legacy in your will.

Who is helped by my donation?

Your donations help people in low socioeconomic areas globally, nationally and locally. We have provided glasses to Outback Australia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Vanuatu and India. Donations will also support your local community through education of the medical community and members of the public. 

Find out more about the difference we make.

Can you tell me your short term and long term goals?

Our short-term goal is to enable the establishment of a dedicated ophthalmic gene therapy centre located in Hobart, Australia. Long term we would like to have an impact on global blindness, giving sight back to those that are needlessly blind through lack of resources.

Research is an integral part of any medical speciality, Ophthalmology included. Without research, there would not be new treatment options available for any diseases. Here at Tasmanian Eye Institute, we pride ourselves on our involvement in worldwide clinical trials as well as local studies, doing our part for the ophthalmic industry. 

How do I claim my donation through tax?

Tasmanian Eye Institute has the highest Australian Tax Office and Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) status and it is an endorsed Deductible Gift Recipient (DRG).   This means all donations are fully tax-deductible and all philanthropic funds can also make donations.