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30 Jan

Start the Lunar New Year with clear vision

Victoria’s Vietnamese community are encouraged to get their eyes tested in the lead up to Lunar New Year.   Read more →

18 Jan

Vision 2020 Australia congratulates new Health and Aged Care Ministers

On behalf of its members in the eye health and vision care sector, Vision 2020 Australia welcomes today’s appointment by the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcom Turnbull MP, of the Hon Greg Hunt MP as Minister for Health and Sport, and the Hon Minister Ken Wyatt AM MP as Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health.  Read more →

04 Jan

New funding to eliminate trachoma

Before the federal Government closed for the Christmas break, Minister for Health Sussan Ley announced much needed funding for Indigenous Australians- an additional $20.8 million for trachoma activities.    Read more →

19 Dec

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee recommendation to improve access to anti-VEGF therapies for Diabetic Macular Oedema

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes advice that the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) has recommended amending existing restrictions for anti-VEGF therapies, to allow ophthalmology registrars and other medical practitioners to prescribe these sight-saving therapies. Read more →

12 Dec

Vision 2020 Australia calls for seven per cent Australian Public Service disability employment target

Vision 2020 Australia congratulates the Australian Government on releasing the second implementation plan Driving Action 2015–2018 under the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020.  In particular, Vision 2020 Australia commends the Australian Government on prioritising employment. Read more →

25 Nov

Vision 2020 Australia supports call to the Minister for Social Services over NDIS accessibility

Vision 2020 Australia would like to thank Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert for drawing attention to the fact that many people who are blind or vision impaired have been unable to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Read more →

23 Nov

Federal Parliamentarians get their eyes checked to mark World Diabetes Day and the “Eyes on Diabetes” campaign to prevent blindness

Over 25 federal MP’s and Senators will have their eyes checked at Parliament House on 23 November using a special camera which photographs the retina to enable early detection of diabetes-related damage to the eyes. Read more →

15 Nov

Deadly resources launched to close the eye health gap in Victoria

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) and the Vision Initiative will be launching a suite of culturally appropriate eye health promotion materials at Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative on Friday 18 November at 11.30am. Read more →

14 Nov

Save your sight from diabetes- get tested

On World Diabetes Day, Vision 2020 Australia is encouraging all Australians living with diabetes to get their eyes examined. Read more →

20 Oct

World Sight Day breakfast heralded a success!

World Sight Day this year saw the Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care come together in Canberra for the launch of both the findings of Australia’s first ever National Eye Health Survey and Vision 2020 Australia’s #snapforsight eye health awareness campaign. Read more →

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