The JOHN NUGENT MEMORIAL EYECARE FOUNDATION is a South African registered Non-Profit Organisation (2019/307129/08) that has as its primary objectives to:
i) Provide eye screening services to detect eye diseases including, but not limited to Keratoconus, Diabetic Retinopathy and Glaucoma
ii) Make appropriate referrals to eyecare professionals suitably qualified to manage any conditions as detected by the activities mentioned above
iii) Make funds available for residents of the Northern Cape Province in South Africa to undergo procedures and/or acquire optical devices to preserve and/or restore their vision.
The foundation was formed in honour of the late John Nugent, who opened his optometry practice in Upington on the 1st of January 1970. For close on 50 years he dedicated his professional life to the provision of comprehensive eyecare to the people of the Northern Cape.