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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 →

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 →

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