One of NQ Eye Specialists main objectives is to provide outreach ophthalmology services in rural areas. Dr Goodwin started Ophthalmology to endeavour participating in such opportunities. Over the last month he has been very busy working along-side Dr Bill Glasson and Professor Denis Stark providing care to patients in Western Queensland. During this time, he has visited many places including Blackall, Barcaldine, Longreach and Winton. He participates every year to ensure patients in rural areas have direct access to affordable ophthalmic services. Travelling long distances for treatment can be daunting for rural patients. These services range from general consultations to ongoing diabetic retinopathy treatment, along with cataract and glaucoma detection. We believe early detection is vital in maintaining and achieving quality eye health. During his time in Western Queensland he was fortunate enough to see quite a lot of rain, whilst eating dinner with some of the locals under the stars at their stations.