Giving Back to Ophthalmology

The Back to Bush Program

One of the best ways to support ophthalmic healthcare in the underprivileged areas of our region is to provide surgeons with access to surgical technologies of the standard that they are accustomed to in Australasia. We believe that better equipment will allow for better surgical outcomes. In support of this, Carl Zeiss Australasia has created the Back to Bush Program.

There are two components to Back to Bush Program. The first is to provide newer reconditioned ZEISS surgical microscopes to needy centers in outback Australia and Oceania. By simply trading in your old ZEISS microscope against the purchase of a new OPMI LUMERA® i, LUMERA® T or LUMERA® 700, not only will you and your patients benefit from significant recent technology advancements, you will be making a substantial contribution towards improving the quality of patient care in our region.

The second goal of the program is to provide Australian and New Zealand surgeons with access to a high-quality, portable surgical microscope for use during missionary visits. Details of both components of the Back to Bush Program are described below.

Trade in Program

Simply trade in your old ZEISS microscope against the purchase of a new OPMI LUMERA® and you will receive the following benefits:

  • Special trade-in values to support easy upgrades to OPMI LUMERA's.
  • The latest ophthalmic microscope technology for your theatre.
  • ZEISS will recondition select traded-in microscopes* and donate them to needing regional areas on your behalf**.
  • Your donation will be recognised via a plaque on the microscope, and you will be able to learn about the recipient via the CZ website.
  • And most importantly, you will have helped to make a difference to the lives of a lot of people.

* All ZEISS microscopes are welcome for trade-in though not all microscopes may be suitable for donation. Our objective is to donate more recent generation microscopes in order to support prolonged, problem-free operation abroad.

** Carl Zeiss will absorb all reconditioning costs. We ask that recipients arrange for freight charges from Sydney to destination.

Loan Unit Program

You can borrow our new, portable, table-mounted OPMI® 1FR pro microscope for your visit to remote, indigent regions today by simply contact us on 1300 365 470 (AU) / 0800 334 353 (NZ) or Email now.

  • Increase your ability to provide excellent surgical outcomes.
  • We will ship to you anywhere with ANZ free of charge.
  • Take care of the microscope! It must be shared between many.


To find out more about our Back to Bush Program, please contact your local sales representatives on 1300 365 470 (AU) / 0800 334 353 (NZ) or Email now.