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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 →

My Road To Rio

My Road To Rio

Dr Jessica Gallagher

Paralympian Dr Jessica Gallagher is currently in Italy preparing for Rio, she shares her ambition of being the first Australian athlete to medal at a Summer and Winter Paralympics or Olympics and the steps she has taken to pursue her goal, including finding the perfect sport, the perfect pilot and the perfect training regime.   Read more →

Q&A with Ana Radis, RIDBC Early Learning Program Coordinator (Vision Impairment), on the NDIS

Q&A with Ana Radis, RIDBC Early Learning Program Coordinator (Vision Impairment), on the NDIS

Ana Radis

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Early Learning Program Coordinator (Vision Impairment), Ana Radis, takes a moment to talk to us about her experience with the NDIS and how it will affect the lives of people who are blind or vision impaired. Read more →

Ophthalmologist Dr Geoffrey Wabulembo brings a wealth of knowledge to the eye health and vision care sector in PNG

Ophthalmologist Dr Geoffrey Wabulembo brings a wealth of knowledge to the eye health and vision care sector in PNG

Geoffrey Wabulembo

Ugandan ophthalmologist Geoffrey Wabulembo writes about his extensive career worldwide and how ophthalmology training in Papua New Guinea can be improved going forward.  Read more →

My work experience at Vision 2020 Australia

My work experience at Vision 2020 Australia

Leah Sidhu

Vision 2020 Australia’s Year 10 work experience student, Leah Sidhu, shares her family’s experience with vision loss that inspired her to find out more about the eye health and vision care sector. Read more →

Australia’s investment in a stronger region: Impacting lives through reducing avoidable blindness

Australia’s investment in a stronger region: Impacting lives through reducing avoidable blindness

Nami Nelson

Vision 2020 Australia's Global Strategy Manager Nami Nelson investigates how Australia's overseas development assistance produces substantial results that have influenced the lives of millions of people in our region through utilising Australian expertise and influence, investing in programs that demonstrate results and creating sustainable change. Read more →

First look at Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital’s new Emergency Department

First look at Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital’s new Emergency Department

Rachel Furolo

The new Emergency Department at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital aims to be a calming space for patients, staff and volunteers. Rachel Furolo recently visited the hospital in East Melbourne to see the newly launched Emergency Department in action. Read more →

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