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Q&A with Dr Penny Allen

Q&A with Dr Penny Allen

In the second interview of our Q&A series, Vision 2020 Australia talks to Dr. Penny Allen about the amazing Bionic Eye Project currently running in pilot phase. Dr. Allen is an ophthalmologist in the medical and vitreoretinal unit at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH); a medical retina and vitreoretinal surgeon on staff at The Alfred; and Program Leader, Surgical Program at Bionic Vision Australia. She is also an associate at the Centre for Eye Research Australia. Read more →

2012 sector highlights from the CEO

2012 sector highlights from the CEO

Jennifer Gersbeck

This year, together with our members, Vision 2020 Australia has continued to keep eye health and vision care on the public agenda and foster support among key members of parliament.  Read more →

Jennifer’s Vietnam Highlights

Jennifer’s Vietnam Highlights

Jennifer Gersbeck

Jess Gallagher and I arrived home on Sunday, 21 October after an eventful week in Vietnam! Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday (13/10) was an assault on our senses — smells, sounds and sights. After being picked up by Phoung (Brien Holden Vision Institute) we checked into our hotel and headed out for dinner. Jess tried everything — I didn’t! After a quick look around the city, we headed to Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, a three hour drive south-west towards the sea. Read more →

Day three: Jess Gallagher’s Vietnam Experience

Day three: Jess Gallagher’s Vietnam Experience

Dr Jessica Gallagher

My trip here to Vietnam with Vision 2020 Australia has already been an incredible one and we are only at day three. I have been able to experience firsthand the amazing work that has been achieved and I am incredibly excited for this journey to continue. Read more →

Ending the Cycle of poverty and disability

Ending the Cycle of poverty and disability

Christoph Ziegenhardt

According to the latest WHO report on disability, over one billion people in the world live with disabilities and about 80 per cent of these people live in developing countries. There exists a strong undeniable direct link between disability and poverty. Read more →

It’s not all doom and gloom!

It’s not all doom and gloom!

Dee Tumino

At 32 you don’t expect to be told that you’re at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Following a Work Health Check last year, some questions about diabetes in my family, and a waist measurement, I was told that my over indulgence over the years, growing serving sizes, and inactivity has placed me at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. Read more →

Why am I still here?

Why am I still here?

Jennifer Gersbeck

Jennifer Gersbeck has been CEO of Vision 2020 Australia for over seven years. In her first blog post she reflects on this time and how she is continually inspired. Read more →

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