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Uniting for fairer employment rights

Uniting for fairer employment rights

Kate Begley

As a person with low vision who is leading a successful career, my employment story is still regarded as the exception – this needs to change.  Read more →

Diabetic Eye Disease – the next big challenge

Diabetic Eye Disease – the next big challenge

Dee Hopkins

For those diagnosed with diabetes, managing the core disease can be an intimidating prospect. Add to this a long list of potential health complications they will need to be vigilant of, such as cardiovascular disease and kidney damage, and it’s not surprising to learn that eyes are not high on the radar. During Macula Month, we want all Australians at risk to think about their macula health; learn the risk factors associated with macular disease; have a regular, comprehensive eye examination and ask about their macula. Read more →

Aboriginal-led solutions key to closing the vision gap

Aboriginal-led solutions key to closing the vision gap

Che Stockley

Vision 2020 Australia Policy and Advocacy Advisor Che Stockley reflects on the Close the Gap for Vision by 2020: Striving Together National Conference 2018. Read more →

Are you one of the 150,000 Australians who are slowly but irreversibly losing their eyesight to glaucoma?

Are you one of the 150,000 Australians who are slowly but irreversibly losing their eyesight to glaucoma?

Gillian Hopkins

Half of the 300,000 Australians with glaucoma are unaware they have the potentially blinding condition because they lack noticeable symptoms and have not had an eye examination. Read more →

Building Stronger Futures Program

Building Stronger Futures Program

Belinda Wilson

The Building Stronger Futures Program run by Vision Australia prepares young people aged 15-24 with blindness or low vision to be job ready. Belinda Wilson Vision Australia Building Stronger Future Program Lead tells us more. Read more →

 Wonky windows: Understanding the imperfect cornea

Wonky windows: Understanding the imperfect cornea

Dr Srujana Sahebjada

Keratoconus is a disease in which the cornea (the clear front window of the eye) progressively thins and begins to bulge and protrude.  Read more →

An Interview with Tom Thurlow

An Interview with Tom Thurlow

Angela Yin

14 November 2017 was World Diabetes Day. People with diabetes have an increased risk of diabetic eye disease which can lead to blindness or vision impairment. Read more →

“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 →

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 →

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 →

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