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Non-English Victorians waiting for symptoms before testing

Non-English Victorians waiting for symptoms before testing

Dee Tumino

There appears to be a worrying mismatch between what non-English speaking Victorians understand about eye health and the actions they take to preserve their vision, according to the results of a recent research project that the Vision Initiative team commissioned. Read more →

Vision Initiative Pilot Projects: all systems go!

Vision Initiative Pilot Projects: all systems go!

The Vision Initiative team

It was only a few months ago that the Vision Initiative Pilot Projects were launched by Vision 2020 Australia and the Victorian Minister for Health, the Hon David Davis MLC in Melbourne. Since then, it has been all systems go for the Vision Initiative team.  Read more →

The Diabetes and Eye Health Project

The Diabetes and Eye Health Project

Amelia Lake

Do you know someone who has diabetes? Are you managing the condition yourself? Almost certainly, you’ve answered ‘Yes’ to the first question and you may also have answered ‘Yes’ to the second. In fact, Diabetes Australia estimates that approximately 1.7 million Australians are currently living with diabetes, with about 275 new cases every day. July 14 – 20 is National Diabetes Week and I’d like to tell you about one of the fantastic Vision Initiative activities: the Diabetes and Eye Health project. 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 →

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