Who we are
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 Organisation's Universal eye health: a global action plan 2014-2019.
We represent 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 avoidable blindness and vision loss by the year 2020 and the full participation of people who are blind or vision impaired in the community.
Our mission is to be the national advocate to government working in partnership with members for policy change and for the funding of programs that will eliminate avoidable blindness and vision impairment and ensure community participation of people who are blind or vision impaired in Australia and our region.