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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 →

International Day of People with Disabilities: Include Us

International Day of People with Disabilities: Include Us

Elle Spring

Globally, one billion people have a disability, and 80 per cent live in developing countries. In developing countries, women comprise three quarters of people with disabilities. 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 →

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 →

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 →

Why is funding for pay television being prioritised over funding for audio description on free-to-air television?

Why is funding for pay television being prioritised over funding for audio description on free-to-air television?

John Simpson

People who are blind or live with vision loss are asking why the Australian Government is funding pay television instead of audio description services, writes John Simpson, President of Blind Citizens 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 →

Q&A with Anthony Bennett Hall

Q&A with Anthony Bennett Hall

Anthony Bennett Hall

Anthony Bennett Hall has worked in Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Tanzania, UK and Australia. He has been involved in eye work for over 30 years and been a consultant ophthalmologist for 20. 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 →

The power and shortfalls of the NDIS

The power and shortfalls of the NDIS

Dr Lynne Davis

Retired academic and Blind Citizens Australia Vice President Dr Lynne Davis reflects on how the NDIS has caused her both optimism and anguish.  Read more →

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