Our Plan

“We have already made great headway in the fight against avoidable blindness and vision loss both in Australia and our region..."  
Jennifer Gersbeck, CEO

Strategic Plan 2014-17 

National aim

To eliminate avoidable blindness and vision loss in Australia by 2020 and to enable greater community participation of people who are blind or vision impaired. 

Goals 

  • To eliminate avoidable blindness and vision loss in Australia through prevention, early detection and intervention, and improved awareness.

  • To improve the ability of Australians who are blind or vision impaired to participate in the community. 

  • To ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have equity of access to quality eye health and vision care services.

  • To ensure evidence supports better, sustainable service and program delivery.

Global aim

To reduce avoidable vision impairment as a global public health problem and to secure access to rehabilitation services for people who are blind or vision impaired in Asia and the Pacific. 

Goals

  • To ensure that eye health and vision care is regarded as a public health priority in Asia and the Pacific.

  • To increase capacity to deliver eye health, vision care and services and supports for independence and participation in Asia and the Pacific. 

Organisational aim

To operate a respected, effective, efficient and sustainable peak organisation.

Goal

  • Vision 2020 Australia’s structure and systems ensure its sustainability, capacity to comprehensively represent the eye health and vision care sector as its peak body, and support delivery of its work in policy development, advocacy and program coordination, in partnership with members.

"...It is also encouraging to see the progress  we are making to ensure people who are blind or vision impaired are able to fully participate in the community, but there is still so much more that needs to be done.”    

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