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“It’s the Ophthalmology Express!”

“It’s the Ophthalmology Express!”

Sarah Davies

Sarah Davies Policy and Advocacy Adviser at Vision 2020 Australia writes about the 49th Annual Scientific Congress of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists Read more →

Jess Gallagher talks about World Sight Day

Jess Gallagher talks about World Sight Day

Dr Jessica Gallagher

Jess Gallagher talks about World Sight Day, making vision count and how the ability for people who are blind or vision impaired to participate in society has changed for the better thanks to technology. Read more →

Diabetic retinopathy: My brush with blindness

Diabetic retinopathy: My brush with blindness

Jamie Duncan

Jamie Duncan, Vision Australia writer/editor, had never been to an optometrist despite living with diabetes. In this blog he writes about losing his sight in his 30s. Read more →

Australian carers need to put their eye health first

Australian carers need to put their eye health first

Julie Heraghty

With a large percentage of Australian’s aged 50 to 64 focused on providing care to their family, they are losing sight of their own eye health, explains Julie Heraghty, CEO of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia. Read more →

Budget a missed opportunity to close the gap on health

Budget a missed opportunity to close the gap on health

Sarah Davies

Vision 2020 Australia Policy and Advocacy Officer Sarah Davies questions why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health was largely ignored in the 2017-18 Federal Budget.  Read more →

Optometrists, patients and communities short-changed in Federal Budget

Optometrists, patients and communities short-changed in Federal Budget

Kirsty Machon

The freeze on Medicare rebates for optometry must be lifted immediately to ensure the eye health of all Australians, writes Kirsty Machon, Acting CEO of Optometry Australia. Read more →

Coordinating to Close the Gap for Vision

Coordinating to Close the Gap for Vision

Jess Cutter

Vision 2020 Australia’s Policy and Advocacy Officer Jess Cutter considers what it will take to Close the Gap for Vision by 2020. Read more →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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