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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 →

13 Oct

Landmark survey sets national eye health benchmark for Australia

Blindness and vision impairment appear to be on the decline in Australia according to the findings of the first ever National Eye Health Survey, released on World Sight Day 2016. Rates of vision impairment were also found to be lower in Australia when compared to other high income countries.  Read more →

13 Oct

Australia’s first people are encouraged to #snapforsight this World Sight Day

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) and Vision 2020 Australia are asking Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to ‘snap for sight’ this World Sight Day by posting images, video or audio files that capture a significant moment on social media using the #snapforsight and #DeadlyEyes hashtags. Read more →

05 Oct

Australians encouraged to snap for sight on World Sight Day

Vision 2020 Australia is asking Australians to 'snap for sight' this World Sight Day by posting images, video or audio files that capture a moment on social media, using alternative text (alt text) and the #snapforsight hashtag.  Read more →

14 Jul

New CEO announced for Vision 2020 Australia

Vision 2020 Australia is delighted to announce that Carla Northam has taken up the role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 4 July, 2016. Read more →

14 Jul

Election Campaign Wrap Up

In a long eight-week Federal Election campaign that struggled to connect with voters, health was arguably the issue that defined the result. A sustained campaign on universal health care from Labor was one of the notable causes behind the tight polling numbers, and in the days following Election Day, health policy was flagged by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as a particular focus area for his new government. Read more →

14 Jun

Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Australians who have contributed to the eye sector have been recognised for their work in the 2016 Order of Australia honours. Read more →

09 Jun

Candidates asked to show support for eye care in lead up to Federal Election

Vision 2020 Australia has launched a campaign in the lead up to the Federal election aimed at candidates in marginal seats in a bid to raise awareness about eye health and vision care. Read more →

04 May

Budget 2016 lacks vision for eye health and vision care

Vision 2020 Australia has described the first Federal Budget for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down last night as uninspiring for the eye health and vision care sector. Read more →

21 Apr

Vision 2020 Australia announces resignation of CEO Jennifer Gersbeck

Vision 2020 Australia’s Board today announced that longstanding CEO Jennifer Gersbeck will be leaving the organisation on 13 May. Read more →

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