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28 Sep

SDGs set new global agenda for eye health and vision care

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the Australian Government’s commitment to a new agenda for sustainable development over the next 15 years. Read more →

16 Sep

Indigenous eye health to receive $6.6m boost

Australia is one step closer to closing the eye health gap today following the Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash’s announcement of $6.63 million for Indigenous eye health. Read more →

26 Aug

Study shows blind looking at longer waiting times for services

A new survey has found that Australians who are blind or vision impaired are experiencing longer wait times for low vision services with signs that this is expected to worsen. Read more →

26 Aug

Warilla residents help shine a spotlight on eye health

The National Eye Health Survey (NEHS) will allow Warilla residents to become some of the first people in NSW to have their eyes tested as part of ground-breaking Australian r esearch into eye health. Read more →

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 →

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