Vision 2020 Australia was established in October 2000.
We are part of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight, an initiative of the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.
Vision 2020 Australia’s role is to ensure that eye health and vision care remains high on the health, disability and international development agendas of Australian governments. This will ensure that Australia fulfils its commitments under the World Health Assembly resolutions and World Health Organization’s Universal eye health: a global action plan 2014-2019.
Vision 2020 Australia is the national peak body for the eye health and vision care sector, representing around 50 member organisations involved in:
- local and global eye care
- health promotion
- low vision support
- vision rehabilitation
- eye research
- professional assistance
- community support.
Our vision is the elimination of preventable blindness and vision loss and the full participation of people who are blind or have low vision in the community.