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29 Nov

Cigarette packaging and warnings a visionary move towards eliminating the impact of smoking on eyes

CEO of Australia’s eye health and vision care peak body is hailing Saturday’s landmark roll out of plain packaging tobacco products as a crucial step in saving the sight of millions of Australians at risk of eye disease caused by smoking. Read more →

13 Nov

Waistline worry for eye health on World Diabetes Day

On the eve of World Diabetes Day (14 November) the national peak body for eye health and vision care is warning Australia’s diabetes epidemic will mean worrying results for eye health. Read more →

15 Oct

Eye health and vision care sector joins forces to respond to NDIS

Vision 2020 Australia has collaborated with its member organisations to provide a united voice to ensure that a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is fair, equitable and meets the needs of people who are blind or have significant functional vision loss. Read more →

11 Oct

Barry Jones makes $35 million birthday wish to tackle avoidable blindness

On World Sight Day Vision 2020 Australia Chair the Hon Dr Barry Jones AO has called on the Federal Government to step up its fight to end avoidable blindness and reduce the impact of vision loss for all Australians. Read more →

08 Oct

Growth of diabetes puts eyesight of half a million Victorians at risk say experts

On World Sight Day two peak health bodies have warned that by 2025 around half a million Victorians risk losing their sight due to the diabetes epidemic facing the nation. Read more →

02 Aug

Prevention a priority for sector this World Sight Day

Some 75 per cent of blindness and vision loss is preventable or treatable – that’s the key message Vision 2020 Australia is urging the sector to get behind for World Sight Day this year. Read more →

25 Jun

Strong bi-partisan support to eliminate avoidable blindness visible at Vision 2020 Australia event

Health Minister Tanya Plibersek and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, Peter Dutton, were among the prominent guests in attendance at the Vision 2020 Australia Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care dinner at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday night. Read more →

09 May

Freeze on aid budget hinders Australia’s vision to address blindness in the Asia Pacific

Vision 2020 Australia said the Government’s decision to break its promise to increase foreign aid funding to 0.5 per cent of GNI by 2015 was a setback for eye health. Read more →

02 May

Saving sight is bang for buck when it comes to Australian foreign aid

Vision 2020 Australia is urging the federal government to stick to its foreign aid promises amid speculation of funding cuts in next week’s federal budget. Read more →

02 Apr

Vision 2020 Australia's new website site scores A's for accessibility

Vision 2020 Australia has set the bar for the eye health and vision care sector with the launch of its new website designed to meet the highest levels of accessibility for people with vision impairment. Read more →

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