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Bringing technology to life in a low vision world

Bringing technology to life in a low vision world

Eye Health Hero David Woodbridge loves his job as an Adaptive Technology Consultant at Vision Australia where he helps improve the quality of life or independance of people who are blind or vision impaired through the use of adaptive technology. Read more →

Saving the sight of millions—Vietnam’s quiet achiever

Saving the sight of millions—Vietnam’s quiet achiever

Eye Health Hero Dr Nguyen Chi Dzung has worked tirelessly for the past 35 years to save the sight of millions of Vietnamese children, successfully tackling pandemic eye diseases, such as xerophthalmia from vitamin A deficiency, trachoma and vision impairment due to refractive error. Read more →

More than preserving sight

More than preserving sight

Optometrist Susan Kalff understands the value of sight more than most of us. After a lifetime of looking after people’s eyesight, she knows that it’s something none of us should take for granted. “If people can see, they can still engage with the world, and that’s the difference my work makes,” she says. Read more →

From the slums of PNG to life-changing outreach work

From the slums of PNG to life-changing outreach work

Eye Health Hero Samuel Koim went from being among the country’s top performing students studying law at university to living in one of Papua New Guinea’s most notorious slums. Now the 25 year old is using his experience as motivation to help prevent avoidable blindness and improve the lives of those who are vision impaired.  Read more →

Seeing red, black and yellow

Seeing red, black and yellow

Eye Health Hero Aunty Mary Hooker has been travelling around the country visiting Aboriginal communities to express how important it is to prevent diabetes and blindness. Read more →

Discovering treatments to beat blindness

Discovering treatments to beat blindness

Eye Health Hero Dr Alex Hewitt is discovering treatments to beat blindness and says it will be game-changing for millions of people around the world. Read more →

Vision Australia and the NDIS

Vision Australia and the NDIS

Graeme Craig

A year on from the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s Trial Sites, Vision 2020 Australia is hosting a series of blogs dedicated to the NDIS. In this installment Vision Australia’s Graeme Craig, General Manager NDIS Demonstration Sites, reflects on the progress so far.  Read more →

Making connections: Cambodia and Vietnam

Making connections: Cambodia and Vietnam

Damian Facciolo

Connect: a simple word, but a very valuable concept in the context of a three-country development project being delivered at multiple locations and with different priorities. Read more →

Eye health given further voice in aid inquiry

Eye health given further voice in aid inquiry

Sarah Davies

As one of the Abbott Government’s key policy reform areas attracting significant political and community attention since coming into office, Australia’s overseas aid program is a difficult space to have a voice. Read more →

Facing the challenges of vision loss

Facing the challenges of vision loss

Amanda Clayson

Adjusting to living life with vision loss can prove to be challenging. Amanda writes an honest and heartening blog on how her mum came to terms with, and adjusted to life with severe vision loss.  Read more →

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