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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 →

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 →

You Can’t Ask That: A personal reflection

You Can’t Ask That: A personal reflection

Emma Bennison

Emma Bennison, Executive Officer of Blind Citizens Australia, recently featured on the ABC’s You Can’t Ask That. She explains why sharing her experience of blindness was a difficult but important decision. 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 →

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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