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A day in the life with Stargardt’s Disease

A day in the life with Stargardt’s Disease

Matt De Gruchy

Matt De Gruchy is 20 years old and lives in Horsham, Victoria. He was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease when he was nine; an eye condition caused by a build-up of vitamin A.  Read more →

The power and shortfalls of the NDIS

The power and shortfalls of the NDIS

Dr Lynne Davis

Retired academic and Blind Citizens Australia Vice President Dr Lynne Davis reflects on how the NDIS has caused her both optimism and anguish.  Read more →

Q&A with Andrew Harris

Q&A with Andrew Harris

Andrew Harris

Andrew Harris has been an optometrist for over 25 years. Last year, we welcomed Andrew as a new Board member for Vision 2020 Australia.  Read more →

Jonathan Goerlach takes the stage

Jonathan Goerlach takes the stage

Jonathan Goerlach

Jonathan Goerlach, 34, is a paratriathlete, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Champion, motivational speaker and is currently studying a Bachelor in Sports Management. He is also vision and hearing impaired.  Read more →

The First OCT Item Number in Australia

The First OCT Item Number in Australia

Dr Rowan Porter

Dr Rowan Porter explains why Item 11219  to reimburse the use of OCT (Optical coherence tomography) as an alternative diagnostic procedure to FA is great news for patients. Read more →

International Day of People with Disability: towards a barrier free reality

International Day of People with Disability: towards a barrier free reality

Elle Spring

This International Day of People with Disability, we’re looking towards a future where people with disabilities no longer face barriers to inclusion and the Global Goals are one way we can make that possible.  Read more →

Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight in 79th year 

Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight in 79th year 

Ron Hooton

At the heart of Carols by Candlelight are the children who are blind or have low vision. Chief Executive Officer for Vision Australia Ron Hooton shares how proceeds from the iconic event go towards much needed services. Read more →

Australia needs nationally consistent subsidised spectacle schemes

Australia needs nationally consistent subsidised spectacle schemes

Sarah Davies

For many Australians, particularly in remote and regional areas, spectacles can be costly and difficult to access. In Australia, subsidised schemes exist however; they are not uniform across the country.  Read more →

Sustainability in health promotion - the Vision Initiative Success Story

Sustainability in health promotion - the Vision Initiative Success Story

Dee Tumino

Vision Initiative Manger Dee Tumino reflects on the four years since the Vision Initiative changed its approach to eye health promotion in Victoria.  Read more →

You never stop learning

You never stop learning

David Simmonds

Today kicks of Adult Learners’ Week #ALW2016. David Simmonds, a client and Business Development and Advocacy Manager at Guide Dogs Victoria, shares with us the process of learning to navigate with I.D Cane and a Long Cane, using intuition and tuning into different environmental sounds.  Read more →

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