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28 Jul

Legacy of a visionary

The eye health and vision care sector has lost one of its most influential and passionate leaders with the sudden passing of Professor Brien Holden OAM, in Sydney overnight. Read more →

02 Jul

Landmark eye health survey will be completed

Vision 2020 Australia is pleased to announce that the Australian Government has funded the National Eye Health Survey’s (NEHS) $650,000 shortfall ensuring the much-needed research will be completed. Read more →

12 Jun

Testing gets underway as National Eye Health Survey launches

Residents from Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs had their eyes tested today, officially launching the nation’s first National Eye Health Survey. Read more →

13 May

World’s poorest will be worst affected by Budget cuts

Australia’s cuts to foreign aid will impact some of our most vulnerable neighbours after Treasurer Joe Hockey confirmed a further $1 billion cut in last night’s federal budget. Read more →

06 May

State Budget commits $3.4 million to improve Victoria’s eye health

Victoria’s eye health received a boost yesterday following the commitment by the Victorian State Government to increase the Vision Initiative funding to $3.4 million over four years. Read more →

29 Jan

IAPB Board appoints Jennifer Gersbeck as Trustee

Vision 2020 Australia CEO Jennifer Gersbeck has been named as one of the new faces of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) board.  Ms Gersbeck’s appointment comes following a review of the IAPB’s governance model which introduced a number of elected board seats to be drawn from the wider membership. Read more →

01 Dec

First day of Summer brings eye health warning

On the first day of summer, Vision 2020 Australia and the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) are warning that Australians might not be doing enough to protect their eyes in the sun. Read more →

18 Nov

Health Minister commits $5 million to improve Victoria’s eye health

The sight of one in five Victorians could be saved following today’s pre-election announcement that the Victorian Government will commit $5 million to Victoria’s eye health.  Read more →

09 Oct

Slide on sunnies and save your sight this World Sight Day

Vision 2020 Australia and SunSmart are calling on Victorians to slide on their sunglasses and join in the global efforts to stop avoidable blindness, as today marks World Sight Day. Read more →

09 Oct

New eye health resources launched on World Sight Day set sights on non-English speaking Victorians

When it comes to having eye tests, non-English speaking residents rank among the lowest in the state. But a suite of new materials being launched today on World Sight Day by the Minister for Health, David Davis, as part of Vision 2020 Australia’s Vision Initiative eye health program is targeting non-English speaking Victorians in a bid to encourage them to get an eye test.   Read more →

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